Gift Aid

Gift Aid made simple. Make the most of Gift Aid for your local Explorer Scout Unit or to the District.

Gift Aid is a tax relief set up by the Government to enable charities to claim back 25p for every eligible £1 donation that is made to your charity.

Every Group, District and County/Area/Scottish Region and The Scouts HQ itself is a charity and so they’re able to claim 25% on eligible donations made to them by UK taxpayers. This includes any subscription fees you receive from parents or carers and any donations made directly to the charity.

I’ve given a donation to The Scouts, what do I do next?

Thanks for your support! Download the Gift Aid declaration form, fill in your details, sign it and return the form to
Or post it to:
Cotswold Edge District Scout Council
Mafeking Hall
Serridge Lane
Coalpit Heath
BS36 2UF

Note: This GiftAid declaration is for individual donations or subscriptions paid to Cotswold Edge Scout District not for donation to a scout group within the district. Each scout group has its own GiftAid declaration form.  If you plan to hold sponsored events please contact to discuss options including event specific Gift Aided sponsorship form or GiftAid through online fundraising sites.



Further Information

For further support or information about Gift Aid can be found at:

Scouts Gift Aid FAQs and HMRC GiftAid

or contact the HMRC Charities Helpline on 0300 123 1073 (open from 8.30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday).