important things you should know
There are many ways in which you can Be Involved with MSFDN. From supporting MSFDN events, donating blood & fundraising; to donating, volunteering and/or . Visit our Be Involved page for details on how you can get involved or feel free to give us a call on:
To volunteer for MSFDN you must be 16 years or older
Although we endeavour to contact all applicants, if you have not heard from us within 7 days of the closing date passing, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful. If you require any further details please CONTACT US, providing your full contact details and any
questions that you may have.
Please send us your profile name and email address, we will respond shortly.
CLICK HERE to be directed to the FUNDRAISER PAGE. If you are still having trouble setting up your personal fundraiser, please contact us via the CONTACT US form.
You can cancel your regular donation with MSFDN by letting us know via email or post. Direct debits are to be cancelled with your bank.
Gift Aid is a tax relief allowing UK charities to reclaim an extra 25% in tax on every eligible donation made by a UK taxpayer.
When you donate, you’ll be asked to confirm whether or not you are a UK taxpayer. Please note that Gift Aid can only be reclaimed on donations made by individuals who pay UK income or capital gains tax at a rate at least equal to the amount reclaimed on their donations in the current tax year. If in doubt, please contact us via email:
Gift Aid should not be claimed when:
- Making a donation in return for tickets (raffles, events and auctions) or goods and services (including ‘experience’ days). This is because they are not ‘freewill’ gifts – you are getting something in return for your donation. If we decide a donation has been incorrectly marked as eligible for Gift Aid, we can’t submit it.
- Making a donation on behalf of someone else or a group of people. For example, if a friend gives you £10 which you donate to your Fundraising Page using your own card and details. Even if your friend is a UK taxpayer, the donation is not eligible because HMRC needs to know the details of the person actually contributing the funds.
- Making a donation on behalf of a company. You can only make Gift Aid declarations on your own taxpayer status when spending your own money. However, a company can claim tax relief on the donation when donating directly to the charity.
- Making a donation to a family member who’s taking part in an event and their charity is contributing to the cost. For example, if you’re donating to a close family member who is doing an overseas trek and the charity is paying for the cost of their trip.
Questions to MSFDN can be submitted via our website CONTACT US page, alternatively via
email: [email protected] or Telephone: 07532 777 588.
We aim to respond to all inquiries within 3 working days.
Not every donation is eligible for Gift Aid. To remain in line with HMRC guidelines, you may notice that we remove Gift Aid from your donation retrospectively when it isn’t eligible. See above for information on Gift Aid eligibility rules.
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%). Your MSFDN account keeps an accurate record of your donations to help you claim tax relief if you need to. Simply print out a copy of your donation history and attach it to your tax return.
The Gift Aid scheme is unique to the UK. If you are not a UK taxpayer, you can still make a donation through MSFDN, but your donation will not be eligible for Gift Aid.
A person living overseas can still claim Gift Aid provided that they are a UK taxpayer and can satisfy the Gift Aid declaration in the donation process
Please contact us via email giving details of your recent donation.