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If you have any questions about making a donation to AOAV, please call
+44 (0)7984 645 145
What information do I need to provide to set up a monthly direct debit for my donation?
All you will need to do is to simply provide your bank account details i.e. Account sort code and account number. These should be present on your credit or debit card.
Can I set up a monthly direct debit by telephone?
Yes. Make sure you have your credit/debit card to hand.
Please call (+44) 020 72569500. or (+44) 07872604189. The donation line is open Monday to Friday: 9am to 5:30pm.
Can I send donations to AOAV by post?
Yes. Download and print a copy of the donation form (Note: We are currently developing one so you should be able to attach the link to this soon). Fill in your credit/debit card details or make a cheque or postal order payable to ‘Action on Armed Violence’. Send your cheque or postal order along with the donation form to the address below:
Action on Armed Violence
415 High Street Stratford
What is Gift Aid?
Charities take your donation (which is money you’ve already paid tax on), and then reclaim tax on its ‘gross’ equivalent.
In practice, this means that if you give £10 to charity using Gift Aid, that gift is worth £12.50.
AOAV will treat all donations that you have made for the past four years and all donations you make in the future as Gift Aid donations, until you tell AOAV otherwise.
Who can use Gift Aid?
UK Taxpayers can tick the box, as long as they pay an amount of Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax for each tax year (6 April one year to 5 April the next) that is at least equal to the amount of tax that all charities and community amateur sports clubs you donate to will reclaim. Council tax and VAT do not count.
Benefits to higher-rate taxpayer
If you pay tax at the higher rate, you can reclaim tax relief on your gross donation at 20% (i.e. the difference between the higher rate of tax at 40% and the basic rate at 20%).
If you do not pay tax, you should not use Gift Aid.