If you wish to donate to the RNLI via Rhyl lifeboat station, we ask that you fill in two forms to attach to your money – The “Gift Aid”, and “Restricted Income” forms.
What is Gift aid?
Gift aid is a scheme from HM Revenue & Customs that allows us to reclaim an extra 25% on your donations made during the past 4 years, as well as on all future donations, without costing you a penny. This means that for every £1 you donate to the RNLI, the charity gets an extra 25p.
Who is eligible?
To be eligible to sign up for Gift aid you must be a UK taxpayer and pay an amount of income and/or capital gains tax – at least equal to the tax that all charities and Community Amateur Sports Clubs will reclaim in the tax year of your donation. This also applies if you pay tax on your savings, pension plan or investment income but taxes such as VAT and Council Tax do not qualify.
Are you a higher rate taxpayer?
There is an extra benefit for higher rate taxpayers as you are able to reclaim tax on the amount you have donated. We, as a charity, can claim the basic rate of tax on the value of your gift, and you can reclaim the difference between higher rate (40%) and basic rate tax (20%).
For example, if you give £100 to the RNLI, we can reclaim Gift aid of £25 making your total gross donation £125. Being a higher rate taxpayer, you can reclaim a further 20% on the gross donation (the difference between the two tax bands), which in this example, is £25. This means your £125 gift to the RNLI would have only cost you £75.
How can I Gift aid?
All we need from you is a single Gift aid declaration, which will not only cover your future donations but also donations you have made for the past 4 years. To make your declaration, you can complete it through our Gift Aid form online, or downloading the printable gift-aid-form2017. We ask you that any donations are also annotated somewhere on the form, restricted to the use at Rhyl Station (see next paragraph). Donation Envelopes are also available at the lifeboat station and shop, which also include gift aid and restricted income details.
To ensure that any monies donated or raised by sponsorship actually go to Rhyl station, then we ask you fill in the “Restricted Income” form as well. This ensures funds are directed via Rhyl station accounts and are credited to the station for maintenance and training.
Please Print off and then fill in the forms as required, and enclose them in an envelope, together with any monies/cheques,etc (made payable to RNLI), to any of the following outlets…..
- The boathouse
- The shop (alongside the boathouse – see shop page for opening hours)
- The Fundraisers Chairman (as detailed below) or
- Any crew member
Any further enquiries regarding donations can be made to the Rhyl Lifeboat Fundraisers Chairman/Treasurer , Mr. Peter Dean.
Contact 01745 342661
Address 53, Pen-Y-Maes avenue, Rhyl. LL18 4ED
Mr. Dean can also provide sponsorship forms should you wish to use them. Thank You.
If you wish to donate you can do so via the RNLI’s virgin money giving website. This enables an event or any fundraising to be captured and recorded. To see how do set up a page, click on the following link… Virgin Money Giving