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Gift Aid

Increase the value of your gift

If you decide you would like to support our work you may be able to increase the value of your gift by 25%, at no extra cost to yourself!

What is Gift Aid?

Gift Aid is a scheme set up by the Government which allows charities such as DRWF to reclaim tax already paid by UK taxpayers on donations they make. We can claim back the basic rate tax you paid when you earned the money you then went on to donate to us. This means that for every £1 you give us, we can claim an extra 25p back from the taxman - and it won’t cost you any extra at all!

If you pay income tax at the higher rate, you can nominate DRWF to receive part or all of any rebate you may be due, on your Self-Assessment tax return.

Three simple Gift Aid rules

For us to benefit from the Government’s Gift Aid scheme there are three simple conditions:

  1.     We must have your permission to claim back the tax paid on your donations to DRWF via a Gift Aid declaration.
  2.     You must be a UK tax payer.
  3.     You must pay an amount of income tax and/or capital gains tax at least equal to the tax that ALL charities and community amateur sports clubs you donate to will reclaim on your donations in the appropriate tax year (6 April one year to 5 April the next and currently 25p for each £1 you give). VAT and council tax do not qualify.

I confirm I am a UK taxpayer and understand that if I pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations in that tax year, it is my responsibility to pay any difference.

Do I have to give my permission every time I donate?

You only need to give us your permission once and we will be able to treat all your future gifts as Gift Aid donations, whether they are small or large, one-off gifts or regular payments. And if you have donated in the past but did not sign a Gift Aid declaration at the time, we can go back and reclaim tax on donations made in the 4 years prior to the date of your declaration.

Gift Aid your donation

Download, complete and return this form to Gift Aid your donation to DRWF. Send any donations to DRWF, Building 6000, Langstone Technology Park, Havant, Hampshire, PO9 1SA.

Further information

If you have any questions about Gift Aid or about making a donation to Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation, please call us on 023 9263 6136 or email

Just Giving

JustGiving is the world’s social platform for giving

By visiting the 'JustGiving' website, you can make a one-off on-line donation by following the simple instructions. DRWF can also benefit from Gift Aid on your donation, if you are a UK Taxpayer and tick the appropriate box - 'JustGiving' is nominated by DRWF to claim this tax relief on our behalf and make the payment to us automatically.

If you are planning on supporting DRWF with a fundraising event why not also consider setting up your own JustGiving fundraising page - it makes getting sponsorship really easy!

If you are looking for some fundraising inspiration JustGiving has created a handy A – Z of unusual fundraising ideas to help you get started fundraising for DRWF.


When making a Will, thinking about family, friends and a cause close to your heart is something that will be important to you as it provides for your loved ones.  May we ask you to also consider making a bequest to a medical research charity, like the Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation (DRWF), it is an opportunity to support ground-breaking advances in research.

Since inception, in 1998, DRWF has been transforming lives.  We have committed over ten million pounds to diabetes research, its treatment, management and we hope, cure whilst continuing to support those who struggle with diabetes daily. 

Regardless of the size, legacy gifts are vital in helping DRWF continue their work.

What will your legacy be?  Many people like to think that they would leave a gift in their Will but only 7% actually do*.  It is important to write a Will as, if someone dies intestate (without having written one), the estate is divided up according to pre-set rules enforced by the government.  This may mean that those you care about most miss out entirely. 

Legacies make a real difference to DRWF, providing the bedrock financial support we rely upon to look ahead and progress effectively.  Please consider supporting diabetes research and our outreach programme by leaving a legacy (a gift of hope) to DRWF. 


How do I leave a legacy to DRWF?

Remembering a charity in your Will can be a very easy and tax efficient way of supporting a cause that has been dear to your heart. It is always worth seeking professional help from a solicitor when you are drafting your Will to avoid any potential problems arising for your family. If you decide that diabetes research is a cause you would like to support through your Will, all you need to do is tell your solicitor and provide the charity’s details, which are:

Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation

Building 6000

Langstone Technology Park




Registered charity No: 1070607

Your solicitor will explain the different types of legacy that you can leave and can advise you which best suits your wishes and the needs of your family.

If you do decide to remember DRWF in your Will, please let us know so that we can thank you and keep you updated on our work. Write to the above address, email or telephone 023 9263 7808.

Download our Legacy Form

* Source: Charity Choice ‘Leave a gift in your Will’


The Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation (DRWF) is indebted to the charitable trusts and foundations who provide ongoing financial support; enabling DRWF to continue to fund valuable, pioneering research into all types of diabetes as well as provide vital support and information to people with diabetes.

In 2012, the Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation awarded their Non-Clinical Fellowship to Dr Matt Simmonds whose specialises is transplantation, autoimmunity, diabetes, autoimmune thyroid disease and genetics.  On completion of his research, Matt thanked DRWF for their support:

“Without DRWF’s support I would have never been able to get to this point with my research so am very grateful.  I am moving to the University of Lincoln to take up a Senior Lecturer position undertaking research and teaching and will be continuing to develop this project in Lincoln as well as using the well-established collaboration in Oxford and with other transplant centres.  I am also in the process of writing some additional papers on this work and will acknowledge the DRWF on them and let you know when they are published.

On a personal note I have really enjoyed meeting all of you at different events and have found everyone I have come across at the DRWF to always be fab. Whilst I appreciate I am no longer funded by you, if you do ever need help with fundraising or public engagement stuff I would still be happy to be involved!!! “

The furtherance of our work is entirely dependent on financial support via trusts, individual gifts, legacies, in memoriam and voluntary donations.  Sustainable support is a major factor when planning future grant projects and the continued development of our outreach programme.  If you are a Trustee or have links with a charitable trust, foundation or other voluntary funding body, please consider DRWF as a worthy recipient of funding.  Every donation we receive will help make a difference to someone affected by diabetes.

Since inception, in 1998, our charity has been transforming lives … committing over ten million pounds to diabetes research whilst continuing to offer accredited healthcare information to those living with diabetes (providing the tools to inspire and empower people to be proactive in their self-care approach).  With over four million people diagnosed with diabetes in the UK alone it has never been more urgent to fund research into diabetes treatment, management and we hope, cure. Please consider supporting world class diabetes research and help those who live with it every day by providing financial support to DRWF.


Details of trusts and foundations who have supported us in the provision of our charitable objectives are acknowledged in our annual review.  If you would like a copy of DRWF’s latest report, or more information on our charity, please contact our Chief Executive, Mrs Sarah Bone.


In Memory

Giving ‘in memory’ of a loved one is a special way of remembering and honouring family and friends and is a valuable and positive way of celebrating the life of someone special.  We hope you will choose to make a difference to people living with diabetes by showing your support of DRWF.

When Dr Robin Priscott, who had lived with type 1 diabetes for 54 years, died, his son wanted to do something positive in remembrance.  Simon set up an in memory Just Giving page to raise funds for world class diabetes research through DRWF.   The late Dr Priscott was a “passionate advocate of funding research into better management of, and, ideally, into finding a cure for the illness. As a doctor not only did he have to live with the condition himself but he also treated a great many patients with diabetes and, most recently, one of his six grandchildren has also been diagnosed with the Type 1 version of the illness.”

Your support and people like you have enabled DRWF to commit over ten million pounds to diabetes research since 1999. We continue to offer NHS England accredited healthcare information and support to those living with diabetes which provide the tools to inspire and empower people to be proactive in their self-care approach. 

With over four million people diagnosed with diabetes in the UK alone it has never been more urgent to fund research into diabetes treatment, management and we hope, a cure. Please do something positive in remembrance of your loved one – support world class diabetes research and help those who live with it every day.

For more details on how to donate ‘in memory’ please contact DRWF.

Call 02392 637808


(Applying gift aid to your donations will also make them worth 25% more - this means we can claim back from the government on your behalf 25p for every £1 donated, boosting the value of the donation by a quarter).


Payroll Giving

Payroll giving is a tax efficient way of supporting the Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation.  Because your donation is deducted from your pay before your Pay As You Earn (PAYE) tax is calculated, you get tax relief straight away at your highest rate of tax, so your donation effectively costs you less.

Your support through payroll giving will provide us with a regular flow of income, allowing us to plan ahead and budget for the future - enabling further commitment to finance vital research and the support of people with diabetes. At the same time you benefit from:

  • Immediate tax relief
  • No long direct debit or standing order forms to complete (with just one form you can choose to support a number of charities - please see bottom of page for link to our payroll giving form)
  • All administration being handled by your employer and PGA (Payroll Giving Agency)
  • Feeling secure in the knowledge that your chosen charity (hopefully the DRWF) is benefiting in an efficient, regular and reliable way

Payroll Giving may be new to you so, before committing yourself, you may wish to find out more.  If so, please visit the Payroll Giving Centre, a comprehensive online information centre:

Payroll Giving is a fantastic way for employees AND employers to embrace charitable giving.  

"It makes us proud to think that Royal Mail Group's colleagues donate via Payroll Giving and deliver nearly £3m in tax-effective donations, which makes even more of a difference to communities throughout the UK and internationally."

Denyse Busby Earl, Group Director - Engagement and Inclusion, Royal Mail Group.

We hope you decide that payroll giving is the way you would like to support the Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation.  Perhaps your employer would consider matching your gift?

Payroll Giving information for employers is provided by HMRC - 

Click here to download a Payroll Giving form



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