Gift Aid

It could be the gift of life…

Help to support the charitable work of Twycross Zoo (registered charity number 501841) by choosing to Gift Aid your admission.

If you are a UK tax payer, you and your family members can become Gift Aid visitors.

Our ticket price contains a small suggested donation to the zoo and our conservation work. You can choose not to pay this small donation if you wish, but without it we cannot claim Gift Aid.  With it, we can claim back the tax on your donation from the Government, which works out at an extra 25p for every £1 you spend.

If you are not a UK taxpayer, we cannot claim Gift Aid but you can still choose to include the donation in your ticket price.  As a charity all our profits go back into looking after our animals, our conservation efforts and wages for our dedicated team.

For more information on how Gift Aid works, click here.

Gillian Day Bonobo Mum & Baby July 1st 2013 (44)Your Gift Aid donation will be used to support the charitable work of the zoo. This could be looking after our animals here at the zoo or to help us support our conservation projects, such as ‘Lola Ya Bonobo’, the world’s only bonobo sanctuary.

Bonobos are our closest relatives, sharing around 98% of our DNA. Every year thousands of bonobos are hunted and sold for their meat or enter the pet trade. This has made them a very endangered species.

‘Lola Ya Bonobo’ is the only sanctuary in the world that takes in orphaned and injured bonobos. Orphans are commonly found in awful conditions, with severe injuries and suffering from malnutrition. Often this means one of the human ‘mamas’ taking on the role of the orphan’s mother.

Twycross Zoo houses the only colony of bonobos in the UK.

Please don’t forget to fill in the Gift Aid form. Gift Aid makes a huge difference to us and our animals.


To be able to gift aid you must be able to agree to the following statement:

I confirm I have paid or will pay an amount of Income Tax and/or Capital
Gains Tax for the current tax year (6 April to 5 April) that is at least equal to
the amount of tax that all the charities and Community Amateur Sports Clubs
(CASCs) that I donate to will reclaim on my gifts for the current tax year. I
understand that other taxes such as VAT and Council Tax do not qualify. I
understand the charity will reclaim 25p of tax on every £1 that I have given.

Please notify us if you:

  • Want to cancel this 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 tax
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.

Thank you.