Retail Gift Aid

At our charity shops we operate the Retail Gift Aid scheme. To sign up to the Gift Aid scheme and increase the value of your donations by 25%, just speak to our friendly charity shop staff and volunteer team. 

Here is a brief explanation of our legal responsibilities under the Retail Gift Aid scheme, and an overview of how the scheme works. 

The Retail Gift Aid scheme enables HARP to increase the value of your donation by 25%. To participate in the Retail Gift Aid scheme you must:

  • have paid sufficient UK income or capital gains tax to cover the amount of Gift Aid which will be claimed on all donations made to all charities in each tax year

  • be the owner of the donated goods

 

Under the Retail Gift Aid scheme, you must understand that:

  • if you pay less income or capital gains tax to cover the amount claimed on all of your Gift Aid donations in a given tax year, it is your responsibility to pay any difference

  • you will retain legal and beneficial ownership of items until they are sold, and the proceeds of any sale will belong to you

  • HARP will charge 2% commission on the sales, which will be deducted from the sales proceeds

  • HARP will claim Gift Aid on the first £100 of sales proceeds that is generated from the sale your goods in each tax year. You will not be notified before this claim is made

  • if more than £100 is generated from the sale of your goods in a tax year, then the charity will write to you at the end of the tax year to ask if you would like the net sales proceeds. If you do not respond then the net sales proceeds will be treated as a donation to HARP and we will claim Gift Aid on the donation 

  • in any case, HARP will write to you at the end of each tax year to let you know how much has been raised from the sale of your goods

  • HARP reserves the right to change the Retail Gift Aid commission charge.

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