Gift Aid & tax benefits

Make your gift to Southbank Centre worth even more – at no extra cost to you – and be part of making the arts available to everyone.

Under the Gift Aid scheme, you can increase the value of your donation by 25% because Southbank Centre can reclaim the basic-rate tax you have already paid on your donation.

To qualify for Gift Aid, you just need to be a UK taxpayer and pay at least the amount of Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax that all the charities and CASCs you donate to will claim on your gifts in the relevant tax year (currently 25p for each £1 you give), otherwise it is your responsibility to pay any difference.

If your circumstances change and we can no longer claim Gift Aid on your donations, or if you change your name or home address, please contact us as soon as possible. You can also cancel your Gift Aid declaration within 30 days of making your donation or purchasing a supporter ticket for an exhibition, by contacting us on the details below.

Please note: we are not able to claim Gift Aid on Gift Memberships of any type, or on Dual Memberships unless both Members live at the same address, or on donations to name seats.

You can help us claim Gift Aid by declaring it when donating online at the point of purchase, or by purchasing a supporter ticket at Hayward Gallery, or by sending a completed form below to Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX. 

download Gift Aid declaration form

What happens if I pay a higher rate of Income Tax?

If you pay a higher rate of Income Tax you can claim back the difference between the rate you pay (40% or 45%) and the basic rate (20%) on the total (gross) value of your donation, via your annual tax return.

Example at 40%

If you donate £5,000, the total value of your donation with Gift Aid is £6,250. You can claim back 20% of this on your Self Assessment tax return, so your gift actually costs you £3,750.

Example at 45%

If you donate £5,000, the total value of your donation to the charity with Gift Aid is £6,250. You can claim back 25% of this on your Self Assessment tax return, so your gift actually costs you £3,437.50

Additionally,  with Gift Aid you can claim back this difference on donations you make in the current tax year (up to the date you send your return), not just the previous year, if you either:

  • want tax relief sooner
  • won’t pay higher rate tax in current year, but you did in the previous year

You can’t do this if:

  • you miss the deadline (31 January, if you file online)
  • your donations don’t qualify for Gift Aid – your donations from both tax years together must not be more than four times what you paid in tax in the previous year
What about US supporters of Southbank Centre?

US taxpayers can make tax-effective contributions to Southbank Centre through The American Fund for Southbank Centre Inc.

The American Fund for Southbank Centre Inc is incorporated under the laws of the State of New York (State Registration No. 620024) and is a tax-exempt organisation as described in section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

drop us a line

For further information, please contact giftaid@southbankcentre.co.uk or 020 7921 0825