Gift Aid

Opt-In to Gift Aid and Amplify the Impact of your membership at no extra cost.

 Did you know that your support can go even further?

By opting into GiftAid, you can help us secure additional funding, supporting our mission to champion public participation in archaeology. Gift Aid increases the impact of your membership subscription at no extra cost to you.

If you are eligible please do consider gift aiding your membership as every penny counts towards our work. You can opt-in by signing the Gift Aid declaration form below.

What is Gift Aid?

Gift Aid is a UK government scheme that allows charities to reclaim 25p on every £1 you donate. It covers both charitable donations as well as the cost of your CBA membership.

Opting in to Gift Aid boosts your contribution at no extra cost to you!

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 Sign your Gift Aid declaration today!


Why Should I Opt-in to Gift Aid?

Opting into GiftAid is a simple yet powerful way to amplify your support of UK archaeology. It will enable us to claim an additional 25% of the value of your CBA membership at no extra cost to you.

Here's how your support makes a difference:

πŸ—ΊοΈ CBA Events: Help support our events team to coordinate a range of annual events and activities, including the Festival of Archaeology, our 'This is Archaeology' lecture series, and the Archaeological Achievement Awards.

πŸ‘§ Youth Engagement: We work to inspire the next generation of archaeologists through our network of Young Archaeologists' Clubs, providing an opportunity for children of all backgrounds to participate in archaeology.

🏰 Buildings Archaeology Casework: Our casework team assess over 5,500 listed building consent applications each year, offering free advice to local planning authorities and working to achieve sensitive solutions for some of the UK's most historic sites.

πŸ—£οΈ Advocacy Work: The CBA strive to champion the importance of archaeology on a national scale, influencing policies and securing a brighter future for our heritage.

πŸ’™ Resilience in Challenging Times: Charities in the heritage sector currently face unprecedented challenges and funding cuts. Your GiftAid support helps us build resilience and stand strong against these obstacles.

Gift Aid: Frequently Asked Questions

Am I eligible to opt into Gift Aid?

To opt-in, you need to be a UK taxpayer. This includes individuals paying income tax or capital gains tax. 

  • Tax is taken from your wages or pension before you receive them.
  • You are required to fill in a self-assessment form.
  • You have any taxable savings (in a building society, for example), a pension plan, or an investment income.
  • You have recently paid any capital gains tax or will pay it in the near future. This could be on the sale of a property or shares.

If any of these apply to you, please complete and submit your declaration today.

Does it cost me to opt-in to Gift Aid?

No, provided you are a UK taxpayer and have paid more income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax in the current tax year than the value of the Gift Aid Claim on your donation / membership.

If you haven't paid enough tax but make a Gift Aid donation, you may be required to need to pay the difference in income tax to HMRC.

How much more will my CBA membership be worth?

For every donation you give, we get an extra 25% from the government. So if you have a standard CBA membership, we can claim an additional £11 from the Government. Gift Aid also applies to donations that you’ve made in the past, up to four years ago. 

Are there any hidden charges?

No. Gift Aid is taken from tax you’ve already paid, so there’s no charge to you. It doesn’t alter your tax status either. 

Can I cancel this declaration?

You can opt out of Gift Aid at any time, simply by telling us you wish to do so. You’re not committing yourself to any future donations by signing the form.

Can I opt in to Gift Aid for multiple charities?

Yes! You can opt in to Gift Aid at multiple charities. You just have to tick the Gift Aid declaration for each charity you support, and make sure you pay enough tax to cover them. if you’re unsure, feel free to email us at [email protected].

I'm retired. Can I opt in to Gift Aid?

You are eligible to Gift Aid donations if you pay income tax or capital gains tax, provided that you have paid sufficient tax throughout the year to cover the amount being reclaimed on your donations.

If you solely rely on your pension and do not pay tax, you are not eligible for Gift Aid.