What is Tax Efficient Giving?

The Charitable Donation Scheme allows tax relief on qualifying donations made to approved bodies. If an individual donates €250 or more in a single year, the approved body can claim a refund of tax paid on that donation.

If you have generously donated over €250 to North West Simon Community in any of the last four years – firstly, I would like to say thank you.

Thank you for making a lasting difference to those at risk of homelessness locally.

Secondly, I want to tell you how you can increase the value of your donation by authorising the Revenue Commissioners to refund the tax you paid on your donation to North West Simon Community.

The more you donate, the more they refund.

  • If you donate €250 in one year, Revenue can refund North West Simon Community an additional €112.
  • If you are able to give €500, we would receive an extra €224.
  • It won’t cost you a single extra cent.
  • It won’t affect your tax status.
  • There is a four-year time limit for making a claim under this scheme

Data Protection

Details of your donation will be provided to the Revenue Commissioners through the Revenue Online Service.

All CHY3 and CHY4 Certificates are stored securely in accordance with current data protection requirements, and the personal data provided on the form can only be used by North West Simon Community for the purposes of submitting a claim under the Charitable Donation Scheme.


You can increase the value of the donation by authorising North West Simon Community to claim a refund of the tax you paid under the Charitable Donation Scheme.

To maximise the value of your donation please download, print, and complete, one of the authorisation forms on this page, and send it to North West Simon Community at the address shown below:

Enduring Certificate – CHY3 Cert is valid for a five-year period

The purpose of the enduring certificate is to reduce administration for the Revenue Commissioners should you choose to make donations in consecutive years, but completing this form does not create any obligation on you to do so.

Annual Certificate – CHY4 Cert is valid for one year.

To enable us to maximise the value of your donation, please provide the following details on the certificate of your choice:

  1. Name and Address
  2. PPS number
  3. Insert “North West Simon Community” as the name of the eligible charity
  4. Indicate whether you have any connection with North West Simon Community
  5. Sign, and date the form
  6. Return to the completed form to North West Simon Community

by emailing a scanned copy to info@northwestsimon.ie 

or by posting it to

North West Simon Community, 4 John F Kennedy Parade, Sligo, F91 PY50

Please Remember these extra funds will only become available to North West Simon Community after you Sign and Return your CHY3 or CHY4 Certificate to us.

Further Information

Full details of the Charitable Donation Scheme are available on the Revenue Commissioners’ website. Click here

If you have any other questions about Tax Efficient Giving or the work of North West Simon Community please contact a member of our team:

Donegal Area:               Collette             087 0552478

Sligo/Leitrim Area:      Mary                  087 7708865

Preventing and Resolving Homelessness