If you are a UK taxpayer, the value of your donations can be increased by 25% under the Gift Aid scheme at no extra cost to you. To qualify for Gift Aid, you must pay an amount of UK Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax at least equal to the amount of tax that all the charities and Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs) that you donate to will reclaim on your donations for that tax year (6 April to 5 April). Council tax and VAT do not count. Currently the amount of tax reclaimed is 25p per £1 donated. You also understand that other taxes such as VAT and Council Tax do not qualify and that you are responsible for any shortfall.