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We fund counselling, wheelchairs, speech therapy, specialist equipment and more. But we can't without donations. Please help.
Money Saving Expert, Martin Lewis, supports the use of Gift Aid as a way of increasing your donation to us. He says:
“Gift Aid is an absolute no-brainer. If you’re giving money to the Meningitis Trust, use Gift Aid - it gets an extra 25p per pound on top. There’s nothing dodgy; it’s a scheme which means the charity can get your tax back from the government, and it doesn’t cost you a penny. So unless you’re not a UK taxpayer, simply provide your name, address and declare that you’re a UK taxpayer and you get to give much more cash, without much more cost. Simple!”
As you will appreciate the additional money we would receive through Gift Aid would be an enormous boost to the funding of our support services, helping us to continue to be there to support the thousands of people who have been affected by meningitis.
If you are a higher rate taxpayer, you can also reclaim additional tax relief on the difference between the higher rate of tax at 40% and the basic rate of tax at 20% against the donations you have made. You can then choose to donate this additional money to the Meningitis Trust.
Completing a Gift Aid Declaration is easy.
Simply print out and complete the form below and send to our FREEPOST address:
Download your Gift Aid Declaration.
To be eligible for Gift Aid you need to be a UK tax payer and pay an amount of Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax for each tax year (6 April one year to 5 April the next) that is at least equal to the amount of tax that the Meningitis Trust will reclaim. The Meningitis Trust will reclaim tax against all the donations you have made in the last four years and on all future donations you may make until you notify us otherwise.
If your interested in organising your own fundraising event, check out our online guide How to Organise Your Own fundraising
It costs £8,000 a day to provide our services. To help us continue please support us. Support the Meningitis Trust
£5 donation – can pay for enough crayons, clay or other creative materials for a child or young person to use in one art therapy session.
£10 donation - can pay for 500 symptoms cards that may help save a life through the early identification of the symptoms of meningitis.
£17 donation - can pay for one hour of a home-based carers’ service to give the family of someone who has been severely disabled a much-needed break.
Our Community team are based across the country, they can help with home visits and other support.