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Forms and guides to help you open, manage and donate to a Relief Chest

If you would like to contact a member of the Relief Chest team, please email reliefchest@mcf.org.uk or call 020 3146 3352 .

New Relief Chest Scheme Guide

We have created a brand new Relief Chest Scheme Guide to help make the process of opening and managing a Relief Chest as easy as possible.

Read our new guide and discover how opening a Relief Chest will help you to save time, take control of your donations and give more to the charities you support.

Open or change a Relief Chest

These documents provide information and general guidance about opening and using a Relief Chest to manage charitable giving.

Donations and Guidance

Sponsorship and Gift Aid

About Gift Aid

Gift Aid is a tax relief for charities in the UK to increase donations – at no extra cost to the donor. When a charity receives a donation from a UK taxpayer, the organisation is entitled to claim an extra 25% paid on that donation.

In effect it adds 25p for every £1 donated to a charity.

Visit the HMRC website for the rules of Gift Aid >>

Find out more about Gift Aid using these useful resources created by the Charity Finance Group:

Request forms by post

You can request any of the Relief Chest forms or documents listed on this page by emailing reliefchest@mcf.org.uk and providing the information as laid out in the email.  Alternatively, you can make your request by telephoning 020 3146 3333.

These will be delivered to you free of charge.

Please note: Vouchers for making payments from a Relief Chest to a charity can only be requested by the Relief Chest representative.

Festival Reporting

Our Impact

St Cuthbert’s Hospice

The Family Support Team at St Cuthbert’s Hospice provides emotional, psychological, spiritual and practical support to individuals, children and families who are affected by life limiting illness, bereavement and grief. Pathways through bereavement In October 2019, St Cuthbert’s began working with a wide range of people from the local community to find out what kind…

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Hospice of the Good Shepherd

Bereavement Help Points in Cheshire This grant is helping the Hospice of the Good Shepherd to establish informal drop-in sessions in communities across Cheshire. These Bereavement Help Points offer a wide range of assistance; including emotional peer support, advice from trained volunteers, and printed resources to take away. They began work on the project in…

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St Elizabeth Hospice

This grant helped St Elizabeth Hospice in Ipswich to work with primary and secondary schools to improve support for pupils following bereavement. By giving teachers the skills to respond to their pupils’ grief early on, the project aims to prevent long-term difficulties in emotional well-being. Bereavement training for schools In September 2019 the Emotional Wellbeing…

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Bolton Hospice

Specialist training for local teachers The grant allowed the Bolton Hospice education team to develop specialist training for local teachers to support teenagers going through a bereavement. The training will help to improve the experience of teenagers dealing with loss, grief and bereavement, providing school staff with the knowledge and skills they need to support…

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