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Sydenham Garden is looking for Friends and we would love you to join us!

As a Friend of Sydenham Garden you will be very important to us. Our Friends help us to demonstrate how much local support we have for our work, and provide us with crucial funds to invest in new services and developments as well as essential equipment and tools. Becoming a Friend of Sydenham Garden is easy, just fill in the form below and set up a payment.

Become a Friend

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If you are a UK taxpayer and Gift Aid your donation, Sydenham Garden will receive an additional 25p for every pound you give. To Gift Aid your donation, please complete the following declaration.
* To qualify for Gift Aid, you must pay an amount of income tax and/or capital gains tax at least equal to the tax that we reclaim on your donations in the appropriate tax year. Please inform us of any changes in your tax status or name/address details.
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Supporter transparency notice: Sydenham Garden (SG) records certain information about you. This information is overseen by SG’s Data Controller. The Data Controller can be contacted at the Resource Centre Office. We record may your name, address, email and telephone, and other details you provide us with. The legal basis for holding this information is called ‘legitimate interest’. We will hold your records until you stop supporting us or engaging with our communications. We will never pass your information onto an external individual or organisation without seeking your consent first. You have the following rights relating to the information that we hold about you: A right to see the information we hold on you (access). SG will agree to your request as soon as practicably possible and not later than 1 month from the date of request. A right to request any errors in your information are corrected (rectification). SG will agree to your request as soon as practicably possible and not later than 1 month from the date of request. A right to request your information is erased from Sydenham Garden’s records (erasure). If there is no good reason for SG to hold your information, SG will agree to your request to erase the information it holds on you. A right to complain to the Data Controller using the SG Complaints Procedure. If you feel we have not responded correctly to your request please follow the SG Complaints Procedure. Should you not be satisfied after using our complaints procedure you have a right to complain to the Information Commissioners Office via: or by the Helpline on 0303 123 1113.

Alternatively, you can join by post by printing and returning to us your completed Friends Membership Form.

Do not forget, if you are a UK tax payer please fill in the Gift Aid section of the form, which will allow us to claim back tax on your donations.

Thank you for your support!

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Gift Aid

Under the Gift Aid scheme, charities can reclaim an extra 25% in tax on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer. Between 6 April 2008 and 5 April 2011, the government will also give UK charities an extra 3% of all eligible donations. This ‘transitional relief’ does not affect your personal tax position.

We are not permitted to reclaim Gift Aid on donations made in return for goods, rights and services (eg tickets to events, raffles or auctions), as they are not ‘freewill’ gifts. If we decide a donation has been marked as ‘Gift Aidable’ incorrectly, we will need to refund it to the donor.

What do I have to do?

When you donate, you will be asked to confirm whether or not you are a UK taxpayer. Please note that tax can only be reclaimed on donations made by individuals who pay UK income or capital gains tax at least equal to the amount reclaimed on their donations in the current tax year.

Benefits to higher-rate taxpayers

If you pay tax at the higher rate, you can reclaim tax relief on your gross donation at 20% (ie the difference between the higher rate of tax at 40% and the basic rate at 20%).

What if I am not a UK taxpayer?

The Gift Aid scheme is unique to the UK. If you are not a UK taxpayer, you can still make a donation, but your donation will not attract Gift Aid.

More information about the Government’s Gift Aid scheme can be found in the Government website.