Blenheim Palace raises £200,000 in Gift Aid!
Blenheim Palace has announced it has raised in excess of £200,000 in Gift Aid so far this year.
The UNESCO World Heritage Site and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, was officially designated as a charity in January.
Its new status has allowed Blenheim Palace to operate the Gift Aid scheme which enables charities to claim back income tax on donations made by visitors who are also UK taxpayers.
This means they can claim back 25p for every £1 donated from the government; boosting the value of the donation by a quarter.
All the money raised is being used to help fund critical restoration and conservation work on the 18th century Oxfordshire stately home which is widely regarded as one of Sir John Vanbrugh’s greatest achievements.