Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum is an independent museum and a registered charity that does not receive any funding for its running costs from Government or local authority. In addition to your admission fee, the Museum therefore depends heavily upon donations to carry out its work.
Gift Aid admission prices include an additional voluntary donation to the museum which enables us to claim tax back on the whole entry fee paid, as part of the Government’s Gift Aid Scheme. For us, that’s currently worth an extra 25p for every £1 you pay which means that your donation will provide even more support for our vital preservation, restoration and education work.
If you feel you are able to support us in this way please complete the Gift Aid Declaration form on your arrival at the Museum. Alternatively you can download a form here and complete it before you visit.
Payment of the higher entry fee is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission fee please advise our staff at the till point when you visit.
Gift Aid and Gift Aid Admission. FAQ’s
Why are we asking for donations on top of the entry fee?
The rules governing Gift Aid on admissions to charitable attractions like us changed from 6 April 2006. The Government’s new rules state that we’re only able to claim Gift Aid on daily admission tickets if visitors donate at least 10% more than the standard admission fee.
What is Gift Aid?
It’s an Inland Revenue scheme which allows charities to reclaim the basic rate tax you’ve paid as a UK taxpayer – an extra 25p for every £1 of the total paid. It makes a massive difference to charities like us.
Why should I make a donation?
We are an independent museum and a registered charity that does not receive any funding for its running costs from Government or local authority. The Museum therefore depends heavily upon donations to carry out its work.
Who is eligible for Gift Aid?
Only UK taxpayers can fill in the Gift Aid declaration which will enable us to make the claim from the Government
Has the Gift Aid scheme changed for all charities?
The rules have only changed for charities that open to the public for an admission fee.