Through Gift Aid you can boost your donation to the Traverse Theatre by 25p for every £1 you donate. Gift Aid is claimed by the charity from the tax you pay for the current tax year. Your address is needed to identify you as a current UK taxpayer.

You can complete one of two declarations; single - which covers just one donation and a specified amount - or multiple - which covers the present donation, those made in the last four years and all future donations.

In completing either of the above declarations you are declaring that you are a UK taxpayer and that you understand if you pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax in the current tax year than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all your donations then it is your responsibility to pay the difference.

Please notify the Traverse Theatre if you:

  • want to cancel an existing declaration
  • change your name or home address
  • no longer pay sufficient tax on your income and/or capital gains

If you pay Income Tax at the higher or additional rate and want to receive the additional relief due to you, you must include all your Gift Aid donations on your Self-Assessment tax return or ask HM Revenue and Customs to adjust your tax code.

We may contact you following an online donation in order to ascertain your Gift Aid status. Any contact will be made in accordance with your data protection preferences.

Processing your Donation Online

Donation payments are processed through the Traverse Box Office, ensuring the highest quality provision of secure payment services. All and any monies donated in this way remain with the Traverse Theatre.

Other ways to Donate

We can accept donations by most credit/debit cards (except American Express) or in cash at the Traverse Box Office.

Donations by cheque, made payable to 'Traverse Theatre', can be sent to:

James Pierce, Head of Development, Traverse Theatre, 10 Cambridge St, Edinburgh EH1 2ED

If you are able to Gift Aid your donation, please indicate this in writing when posting your cheque or by including a completed Gift Aid form.

Your Personal Information

The Traverse is registered with the Information Commissioner's Office and use data in compliance with current data protection legislation. We treat data collection and its use very seriously. All information on donors is confidential and will not be shared with third parties or for any purposes other than the ones that you agree to during the donation process.

For further information, please email