Sign up for Retail Gift Aid

Use the quick form below to sign up to add Gift Aid to items you donate for free

What is Retail Gift Aid?

If you’re a UK taxpayer, signing up to add Gift Aid to items you donate to our charity shops makes a huge difference. With Gift Aid added, we can claim an extra 25p for every £1 raised through sales of your donated items. This costs you nothing extra and comes from the government’s Gift Aid scheme for charities.

UK taxpayers pay income or capital gains tax. So when you donate goods to our shops and complete a Gift Aid ‘declaration’, we can claim that back on your items. This means we can do even more with your generous donation – all without you having to do any extra work!

To take part, the donor is required to be a UK taxpayer and must have paid a sufficient amount of tax to cover any Gift Aid claimed on their donations in each tax year (6 April–5 April).

  • when you sign up, you’ll be given a unique Donor ID number that we’ll use to label any items you donate to enable us to record their sales value
  • you’ll be notified by email or letter of the total sales value of your items before any Gift Aid is claimed each year, giving you the opportunity to cancel your registration if your circumstances have changed - for example if you are no longer a taxpayer or have paid insufficient tax to cover your Gift Aid claims

Please visit our Gift Aid FAQs for more information.

How do I sign up?

It's easy – just complete the form below. This will give you a Donor ID number that we can use every time you donate items to us, plus it will apply to any eligible donations you have made in the past four years.

Gift Aid declaration form



I confirm I’m a UK taxpayer, and I would like Shelter to reclaim the tax on my donations. This covers this tax year, the four years up to now and any donations in the future.

I understand that if I pay less income tax and/or capital gains tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations in that tax year, it’s my responsibility to pay any difference.

Shelter will notify me of how much my donations have raised at the end of each tax year.

For more information view the Shelter Retail Gift Aid and agency agreement