The Gift Aid scheme allows charitable and non-profit organisations to reclaim the basic rate income tax from Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs.
This means that for every pound donated to charities, such as the Captain Cook Memorial Museum, an extra 25 pence can be claimed from HMRC.
This is a government contribution, and incurs no cost or further action by the donor. All administration of the scheme is carried out by the charity to which the donation is made.
Am I eligible to Gift Aid my donation?
Firstly, you must be a resident in the UK. (You also qualify if you are Crown servants or members of the UK armed forces serving overseas.) You must pay enough UK income tax and/or capital gains tax for each tax year (6 April - 5 April) that is at least equal to the amount of tax that all the charities that you donate to will reclaim on your gifts that tax year.
You must also provide Captain Cook Memorial Museum with a gift aid declaration. This happens automatically when you donate to Captain Cook Memorial Museum using PayPal.
How can I Gift Aid my donation to Captain Cook Memorial Museum?
When you donate to Captain Cook Memorial Museum using this Web site your donation is handled by PayPal. We receive your details from PayPal and these details form the Gift Aid Declaration. You need do nothing else, we claim the tax back from the HMRC. Further Information 
You can opt to make your donation to Captain Cook Memorial Museum online. All our online donations are handled by PayPal. We accept Visa, Visa Electron, Mastercard, Switch, Delta, Solo, and Maestro.
If you would like to Gift Aid your donation (if you do, Captain Cook Memorial Museum receives an extra 25p for each pound you give).
Please note: You do not need a PayPal account to donate online.