Gift Aid Conference London

Gift Aid Fraud

Wednesday 30 January 2019

20 Old Bailey
London EC4M 7BF

The government has reported that there is £600m of Gift Aid not being claimed in the charity sector each year. Getting the most out of Gift Aid is essential for increasing your charity’s fundraising income and maximising the value of donations.

This conference aims to provide attendees with a good understanding of the main issues in Gift Aid and practical advice on topics such as Gift Aid and membership schemes, online giving and Gift Aid fraud. There will also be Q&A sessions at the end of each session 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.



Graham Batty, Associate Charity Director (TAX), RSM

Dan Fletcher, Director (Fundraising), Kingston Smith

Richard Sagar, Policy Manager, Charity Finance Group

Helen Elliott, Partner, Sayer Vincent

Richard Bray, Finance Regulatory & Taxes Manager, Cancer Research UK

Sarah Kelsey, PFK Littlejohn


Refreshment and registration


Welcome from the host


Chair's welcome and discussion


Delegates will have the chance to discuss challenges they are facing. 

Richard Sagar, Policy Manager, Charity Finance Group

11:10 - 11:40

Gift Aid and Membership schemes

Many charities run supporter or membership schemes and they are an important source of income. Sometimes Gift Aid rules can be complex to understand and many charities struggle to be compliant. This session will consider how the Gift Aid rules impact membership schemes and ensure that you are compliant, whilst also maximising income.

Graham Batty, Associate Charity Director - TAX - RSM




Online giving and intermediaries

Online giving is one of the fastest-growing fundraising methods. New rules around how to claim Gift Aid via fundraising sites will make it even easier for the public to make claims on income received online. This session will discuss the issues that organisations need to consider when fundraising online and how these impact on claiming Gift Aid.

Richard Bray, Finance Regulatory & Taxes Manager, Cancer Research UK






Gift Aid and small donations schemes

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 of claims.

Sarah Kelsey, PFK Littlejohn




The impact of GDPR on Gift Aid declarations


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

Dan Fletcher, Director (Fundraising), Kingston Smith




Refreshment break


Retail Gift Aid

This session will explore the general challenges that go along with the administrative side of retail gift aid, such as getting donors to opt in and how charities can keep track of their details and process the gift aid claim once the donated items are sold.

Helen Elliott, Partner, Sayer Vincent





Chair closes and conference ends

Charities - Members£119.00
Charities - Non-members£152.00
Corporate - Members£249.00
Community Leisure UK - Members£119.00
Community Leisure UK - Non-members£119.00
All Prices Inc. VAT