Making a Donation

Gift Aid

The Gift Aid scheme is for gifts of money by individuals who pay UK tax. Gift Aid donations are regarded as having basic rate tax deducted by the donor. This allows York Mind to take your donation – which is money you’ve already paid tax on – and reclaim the basic rate tax from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) on its ‘gross’ equivalent – the amount before basic rate tax was deducted.

Basic rate tax is 20 %, so this means that if you give £10 using Gift Aid, it’s worth £12.50 to us. Most donations via text, the Just Giving website and standing order are eligible for Gift Aid, please check the HMRC website if you are unsure or contact our Community Fundraiser Holly Bilton, on

Donating Online

If you would like to make an immediate online donation, you can do so by clicking the “Donate now” button at the top of the page. Payments are processed by Just Giving and will reach us within a few days, and if your payment qualifies for GiftAid this is processed for us. Individual fundraisers raising money for York Mind by taking part in an event have individual pages on our Just Giving page and you can also sponsor them at your discretion.

To make regular contributions to York Mind, the easiest method is to set up a standing order to make monthly donations direct from your account. We are extremely grateful to all donations made and the support given by those who commit to monthly contributions is invaluable. If you would like help setting up a regular donation to York Mind, please contact Holly Bilton at 01904 404940 or

Donating by Text

Texting a donation to York Mind is a quick and easy way to instantly help us continue our important work. Simply text “MIND23 £1″ to 70070 to make a gift of £1, changing the value in the message to suit the amount you wish to donate. (So a donation of £20 would be “MIND23 £20″ etc).


Thanks to generous legacy gifts, York Mind has been able to positively impact the local community and empower those experiencing mental ill-health to start on the road to recovery. One of the most significant methods of making a contribution to York Mind is making a consideration for York Mind in your will and we are extremely grateful to those who remember us in their will. Please remember that any gift you leave York Mind will not be subject to Inheritance Tax. If you would like any advice regarding leaving York Mind a legacy, please call 01904 643 364, however please note that we are not qualified to give financial advice.