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These forms and guides will 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 .

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.

Our Impact

Steph

While I was studying at university, I discovered that the thing that inspired me most, even more than my studies, was volunteering.   I spent a year as a Community Service Volunteer with Wandsworth social services, helping children, people with mental health problems and older people with dementia.   One day I saw an advert…

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When Freya met Bill

Bill featured in the video for the launch of our Age UK partnership, to share his experience of loneliness. In this second video we find out what Bill’s next step is and how Age UK and MCF will help to support him.

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David

I was born and brought up in Cornwall which was a fantastic place to grow up. I trained as a mechanical engineer and I’ve spent the majority of my working life in Bristol. I spent 20 years in export activities, travelling the world, living in the United States and Singapore at times.   My father…

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Harriet

I started working for the MCF straight after university. I had volunteered for a few charities while I was studying and realised that the charity sector was the right career path for me.   I initially worked part time on the enquiries team and part time in marketing. Although I loved helping people directly on…

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