Gift Aid Conference 2017 - Manchester

Wednesday, 4 Oct 2017, 10:30 - 16:00

Overview

Getting the most out of Gift Aid is essential for increasing you charity’s fundraising income and maximising the value of donations.

This half-day conference aims to provide attendees with a good understanding of the main issues in Gift Aid and practical advice on topics such as fundraising events , online giving and record-keeping. There will also be troubleshooting sessions to give attendees a chance to put their gift aid questions to the speakers.

Who should attend?

This event would be useful for all those working in roles that work with Gift Aid on a daily basis including Finance Directors, Treasurers, Finance Managers, Senior Accountants, Charity Consultants and Trustees.

The event is kindly hosted by 

Crowe Clark Whitehill

Programmes/Presentations

10.30-11.00

Registration

11.00-11.05

Chair’s welcome – Andrew O’Brien

11.05-11.50

Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme

Changes to the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme came into effect in April 2017. Although the scheme is potentially worth thousands of pounds to charities, it is still heavily under used. This session will explain the reformed scheme and how to make the most from claims.

HMRC Charities Outreach Team

11.50-12.10

Memberships and Gift Aid

Many charities run supporter or membership schemes and they are an important source of income. Claiming Gift Aid on them can help boost their value but charities often struggle to make the most of the rules. This session will consider how the Gift Aid rules impact membership schemes and how to ensure that you are compliant, whilst maximising income.

Anne Wilson, Tax Director, Crowe Clark Whitehill

12.10-12.40

Troubleshooting session

This session is a dedicated time to ask the speakers questions related to the previous session.

12.40-13.20

Lunch

13.20-14.00

Fundraising Events & Auctions

Fundraising events are a great opportunity to raise donations and generate Gift Aid, but there are a number of potential barriers that can get in the way of charities making the most of these events. This session will explain how you can claim Gift Aid on fundraising events and auctions so that you can make your fundraising as effective as possible.

Anne Wilson, Tax Director, Crowe Clark Whitehill

14.00-14.30

Online Giving and Intermediaries

Online giving is one of the fastest growing fundraising methods and there is great potential to generate Gift Aid. New rules will make it even easier for the public to claim Gift Aid via fundraising websites. This session will discuss the issues that organisations need to consider when fundraising online and how it impacts on Gift Aid claiming.

14.30-14.45

Afternoon break

14.45-15.30

Data management and Gift Aid

In order to claim Gift Aid you need to be able to manage your data effectively and meet the requirements of HMRC. This session will outline the rules and how to comply as well as prepare for a Gift Aid audit.

15.30-16.00

Troubleshooting session
This session is a dedicated time to ask the speakers questions related to the previous two sessions.

16.00

End of conference

Venue Details

Location

Crowe Clark Whitehill, 3rd Floor, The Lexicon, Mount Street, MANCHESTER, M2 5NT

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Bookings & Prices

Prices

  • Early Bird CFG Charity Member - £81.00; Early bird ends 18 August 2017 so book now!
  • CFG Charity Member - £101.00;
  • Non CFG Member Charity - £132.00;

Terms and Conditions:

Written notice of cancellations up to 21 days before an event will incur a 25% administration fee. After this time period, a 100% cancellation charge will apply. Substitutions (i.e. name changes) for the course booked can be made free of charge.

CFG reserves the right to cancel any event two weeks prior to the event date. You will be entitled to a full refund or given the opportunity to transfer to an alternative date. However we regret that we cannot refund any travel or accommodation costs incurred by delegates. CFG accepts no liability if an event is cancelled or postponed for reasons beyond our reasonable control resulting from an act of God, governmental regulation, fire, war, terrorist activity or civil commotion.

It may be necessary for reasons beyond our control to change the date, time or the venue at any time prior to the event date. If this occurs you will be informed of changes and given the opportunity to cancel or transfer to an alternative date.

CFG reserves the right to amend the content of the programme or the speakers where necessary without consulting booked delegates.

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