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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 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

Mark’s Story

Four years ago, Mark received a call that would change his life forever. It had been a normal day for the family – then the phone rang. Mark’s wife, Jacqui, had been on her way home from work when she was involved in a serious car accident that left her with permanent brain injuries. She…

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Small Steps

Small Steps offers help and support to children with cerebral palsy and other physical disabilities, and their families. Supporting parents and supporting children The charity works with children at the early stages of their development, helping to build new skills and improve mobility. Small Steps also helps parents with practical advice and emotional support during…

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School of Hard Knocks

The School of Hard Knocks uses high impact sport to help people of all ages improve their physical and mental wellbeing. Earlier this year, the MCF awarded a grant of £92,000 to support their work in South Wales; the charity is using rugby and mentoring to help young people who are risk of exclusion. Teaching…

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Support the future

We decided to play a ‘get to know you’ game with a group of young people we’ve supported, to find out more about their likes, dislikes, interests and future ambitions! By supporting the MCF, you can encourage opportunity and help make their dream careers become reality by ensuring we can continue to provide support for…

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