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Gift Aid

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What is it?

Not a form of fundraising but a way to make extra money when you are fundraising. UK tax payers can tell you that they want to add gift-aid to their donations and you then claim that money from HMRC. The current rate is 25p per pound. So you can increase your donations by 25%.

Good reasons to consider Gift Aid

  • You’re a charity or community amateur sports club and recognised as a charity for tax purposes
  • You receive donations or gifts from UK taxpayers
  • You can set up a system to record people’s information and their decision to add Gift Aid to their donation

Key advice

Last reviewed: 18 November 2020

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This page was last reviewed for accuracy on 18 November 2020

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