How far does your Gift Aid go?

Here’s a fantastic blog by Grace Cowley, who coordinates CAFOD’s Lent Fast Day Appeal, about why it’s so important to “gift aid” your donations. The extra 25% helps so many more needy people around the world. In fact over the 25 years since Gift Aid was introduced,  CAFOD has received £42 million in Gift Aid, which has enabled it to help improve thousands more people’s lives.

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Haoua Balma at St Augustine Health Centre, Niamey. The Gift Aid on a £10 Fast Day donation – £2.50 – could pay for antibiotics at a health centre in Niger.

About the author: Grace Cowley coordinates CAFOD’s Lent Fast Day Appeal.

The Gift Aid system, which gives back tax to charities from donations from tax payers, has just turned 25 years old. You’ll have seen Gift Aid forms when making donations, but it may surprise you just how special this little form is.

“It might just be a drop in the ocean, but the ocean is made up of lots of drops.”  Evelina Manola, Caritas Hellas in Greece

In the past 25 years, CAFOD has received £42 million in Gift Aid. That money can be used for any project around the world, which means it can pay for work in places of great poverty, which perhaps aren’t in the headlines.

This is the heart of why Gift…

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