Bicester RUFC is a Community Amateur Sports Club (CASC), Charity Reference: CH12202.
Donations to the club are treated as charitable donations by HMRC and eligible for Gift Aid.
This means that every donation to the club is topped up with a 25% contribution from the government if the individual giving the donation gives the club permission to claim it (unless the donation is under £30, where no such declaration is required). For example, a £10 donation is topped up with £2.50 by HMRC resulting in £12.50 going to the club.
If you are a higher rate tax payer, you can claim the difference in your annual self-assessment tax return (i.e. 25%). For example: you donate £100 to BRUFC and we claim Gift Aid to make your donation £125. You pay 40% tax so you can personally claim back £25.00 (£125 x 20%).
We are in the process of setting up a donation portal to make this process easier.