Gift Aid – a gift which costs you nothing and lasts longer than the festive season!

With lots of calls on all our member’s expenditure at this time of year we are grateful to those who have renewed their SOA membership – either through British Orienteering or direct through SI entries. Did you know that you could give SOA an additional gift this festive period at no cost to yourself if you are a UK taxpayer?

If you are a UK taxpayer and have signed the gift aid form, the UK government will pay an extra 25p for every £1 of your membership fee?

Gift aid is a simple government initiative which allows you to increase the value of your donations at no extra cost to you. HM Revenue and Customs regards membership subscriptions as ‘donations. Therefore, the SOA can claim gift aid on your membership fees.

Those who renewed through SI Entries will have had the opportunity to consider providing a gift aid donation but there are at least 450 senior members who join through BOF who have never signed a gift aid declaration. Did you know that means for every senior member, who is a UK taxpayer, the SOA could claim £3 in Gift Aid and we can claim for up to four years previous membership fees.

It takes less than 5 minutes of your time and only needs one form filled in, with your name and address, and sent to our finance director. If you are a UK taxpayer and would like to sign up for gift aid please use this link to complete the Gift Aid Declaration

Thank you!