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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

Dogs for Good

Studies show that dogs have a profoundly positive effect on children with autism and can help the child to develop skills that increase independence and quality of life. The PAWS (Parents Autism Workshops and Support) project help parents of children with autism find (if they don’t already have a dog) and train a dog to…

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Tony: Visiting Volunteer

My alarm goes off… …between 7am and 8am. I was a carpenter for 45 years with early starts, so now I’ve retired it’s nice to have a bit of a lie in. I’m responsible for… …helping potential beneficiaries apply for support. I arrange a visit and make sure their application is as detailed as possible…

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Advocacy After Fatal Domestic Abuse

Supporting families after a fatal domestic abuse Advocacy After Fatal Domestic Abuse (AAFDA) is a unique organisation that offers peer and expert support to those left behind after domestic homicide. When the time is right for the family, AAFDA offers assistance with the official processes that the state is required to undertake – including a…

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Rachel and Grace

Single mum Rachel lives in Norfolk with her two children, Daniel (14) and Grace (9). Over the last three years, the MCF has helped the family with everyday essentials for the children – from school uniforms to bus fares. But when Grace began to really struggle at school, Rachel wondered if there was a bigger…

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