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You can make your donation to the Folk Festival - whatever its value - worth 25% more at no extra cost to you just by choosing to Gift Aid it. If you are a UK taxpayer, for every £1 you give to the Folk Festival, we receive an extra 25p from HM Revenue and Customs - it costs you nothing. 

Frequently asked questions about gift aid

How does Gift Aid work?


Gift Aid is a government scheme that allows charities to reclaim tax on a donation made by a UK taxpayer. This means you can increase your donation to Chester Folk Festival by an extra 25% at no extra cost to you. As soon as you give your permission by completing a Gift Aid declaration form, we can claim the tax back on your donation. So for example, for every you donate £10, this becomes £12.50 with Gift Aid.




Am I eligible for Gift Aid?


We are able to claim Gift Aid on your donations if you are a UK taxpayer and even if you are employed, you are still eligible if you are paying tax on any of the following:

  • Personal or occupational pension
  • Stocks and shares
  • Bank and building society savings accounts
  • Rental income
  • Overseas and UK investment dividends




How do I register for Gift Aid?


You can make sure that every donation that you’ve made to Chester Folk Festival in the past, and everything you donate in the future, is eligible for Gift Aid by completing this simple Gift Aid declaration form. We will reclaim Gift Aid on your donations until you instruct us otherwise.




Am I committing myself to give regularly?


Not at all, completing a Gift Aid declaration does not commit you to any future donations, but any you may give will be covered by the declaration.




What if my tax status changes or I want to cancel my declaration?


If your circumstances change please inform us on on info@chesterfolk.org.uk so we can stop claiming Gift Aid on your donations.