Chatham House: Independent thinking on international affairs

Information for Members - Gift Aid

Increase the value of your donations for free through Gift Aid.

If you are a UK taxpayer, you can make a tax efficient Gift Aid donation by completing a declaration valid for this and all future donations.

Download a Gift Aid Donation form >>

Gift Aid allows Chatham House to reclaim an additional 25p from the Inland Revenue for every £1 donated (representing 20% basic rate tax). In addition, if you are a higher rate taxpayer, you may reclaim 20% (the difference between the basic and higher rates of tax) of the total value of the gift in your Self-Assessment return.

Membership subscriptions to Chatham House count as donations for this purpose, except subscriptions paid by a 3rd party on behalf of a member. Therefore each £1 Chatham House receives in donations equates to receiving £1.25 in total (with gift aid).

You must pay an amount of income tax or capital gains tax at least equal to the tax that Chatham House reclaims on your donations in the appropriate tax year (currently 25p for each £1 you give). You can count tax paid on your dividend income. If in future your circumstances change and you no longer pay tax on your income and capital gains equal to the tax that Chatham House reclaims, you can cancel your declaration.

If you are:

  • a current UK tax payer,
  • have paid for your Chatham House membership from a personal account (not a corporate account) and
  • have paid an amount of income tax at least equal to the tax that Chatham House reclaims on my donations in the appropriate tax year

You can support Chatham House by allowing us to claim gift aid on your membership fees.

Please download the form here and return to us at our freepost address below:

The Membership Department
Chatham House
London SW1Y 4GY


For further details please contact Chatham House for a leaflet or visit the Inland Revenue website.

Moore Wilson Digital Agency London