Your donations and taxback

Unlock vital life-changing funds - at no extra cost to you!

If you have donated to VSO within the last four years, a quick signature today could send make your previous gifts so even further to help more marginalised communities. 

How does it work?

Kenyan mothers and babies

When you give €250 or more in one year, VSO can claim an extra 31% in tax back on your generous donations. That’s at least an additional €112 extra that can be put to hard work for some of the world's most marginalised communities.

For VSO to claim this taxback, you must have:

  • Donated €250 or more in one year (January to December) in the last four years (2019 - 2023).
  • Have paid tax (PAYE or self-assessed) for the relevant year(s).
  • Donated yourself directly to VSO, rather donated to a collection or sponsored a family member or friend.

All you have to do is sign and return a taxback form so we can claim this tax back and unlock these vital extra funds. 

Change lives for free - today

Here is what you need to know:

  • All tax payers are eligible 
  • One form covers you for five years. After this, you can renew over the phone or email
  • One standard tax rate applies to everyone

Here are the forms and notes you will need:

CHY3 Taxback Form

CHY3 form with notes

VSO taxback explainer leaflet

How your tax will help


Leila in her shop.
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Leila in her grocery store, preparing for a customer.

Simply signing and returning your completed form will enable VSO to claim additional income on your gifts through the government's chartiable tax back scheme. The funds unlocked could provide more women like Leila and their families.

Leila, from western Kenya, was left without any means to provide for her family due to her work disappearing and food prices soaring. "I felt depressed by everything, but I needed to push on as a mother."

Thanks to wonderful VSO supporters, Leila was given the opportunity to forge her own way forward - with a small business loan. She opened a small grocery selling vegetables like tomatoes and kale.

I feel relieved. I hope I can grow my business. I think I can achieve this by working hard, and pushing myself."

Leila is proud to stand on her own two feet, empowered by VSO supporters.

Complete and return your taxback form today to help unlock additional funds and have more incredible impact on young mothers like Leila. If you have any questions please contact our supporter care team.

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