Gift Aid

Gift Aid covers a wide range of fundraising, from bucket collections to charity auctions. Many thousands of charities miss out on Gift Aid that they could be claiming, so learning how to maximise the value of donations can significantly boost the income of your organisation.

Knowing the rules, understanding your fundraising model and getting the right advice are critical for successfully navigating the Gift Aid system. Explore this section to get a clearer picture of how Gift Aid affects your charity.


What the Autumn Budget means for you
27 October 2021
Richard Sagar, Acting Head of Policy at CFG, sifts through the Autumn Budget and Spending Review documents and explains what it means for charities.

Charities encourage donors to #TickTheBox
6 October 2021
Gift Aid Awareness Day 2021 gets off to a flying start with a new #TickTheBox film.  

Charities get ready for Gift Aid Awareness Day 2021
24 September 2021
2021 #TickTheBox campaign is a chance to demonstrate impact and thank donors.

Get set for Gift Awareness Day 2021!
25 August 2021
Gift Aid Awareness Day is just around the corner and charities across the country are invited to join in to thank donors for ticking the box and share the impact ...

Charities get ready for Gift Aid Awareness Day 2020
6 October 2020
CFG’s annual Gift Aid Awareness Day is in its third year and in 2020 the campaign is NeverMoreNeeded.

Charities call for boost to Gift Aid amid pandemic fundraising shortfall
25 June 2020
A coalition of leading voices in UK charities has called on the Government to temporarily increase the level of Gift Aid that can be claimed on donations.

CFG urges charities to use day of action to increase understanding of Gift Aid
4 October 2018
Today sees the launch of the first Gift Aid Awareness Day, a national campaign initiated by Charity Finance Group (CFG) to address the estimated £560m of Gift Aid which is ...

Gift aid awareness day
20 March 2018
Following the publication of a government report that has found that £560m of Gift Aid goes unclaimed every year, Charity Finance Group is launching a “Gift Aid Awareness Day” for ...

CFG Consultation Response - Gift Aid and Intermediaries
6 October 2016
CFG has responded to proposed developments surrounding the Gift Aid process.

Our response to the Gift Aid Donor Benefits consultation
13 May 2016
Charity Finance Group, Institute of Fundraising, National Council for Voluntary Organisations and Small Charities Coalition have submitted a joint response to the government's consultation into simplifying Gift Aid Donor Benefit ...

BHP Chartered Accountants
Ranked at number 17 in the top 40 firms of charity auditors in the UK by Charity Finance magazine, BHP’s charity and not for profit team excels in this sector.

Over the past 50 years, we have taken a leading role in the development and promotion of best practice in the sector and now act for over 300 charity and ...

Goodman Jones
We help charities and social businesses by providing advice, support, and the reassurance that all the financial aspects are well-managed, allowing you to focus on your important work.

haysmacintyre is an award winning firm of chartered accountants and tax advisors, with 35 partners and over 300 staff. Our award winning charities and not for profit team is one ...

Moore Kingston Smith LLP
Kingston Smith can help you meet all these challenges by delivering a comprehensive range of services specially tailored for the not for profit sector including auditing, accountancy, VAT and fundraising.

PEM has been serving clients in Cambridge and the south east for over 140 years. Today we are the largest firm of accountants, tax and business advisers based in Cambridge, ...

PKF Littlejohn
Whatever the size of your charity, you want to work with a dedicated and enthusiastic team of people who have a thorough understanding of your world.

Saffery Champness LLP
Saffery Champness advises over 300 charities and other not-for-profit entities in the UK on tax, VAT and accounting issues, and provides audit and assurance services for many.

UHY Hacker Young LLP
We advise over 300 charity and NFP clients across the UK, from local charities to major national organisations. Our approach is to provide comprehensive charity audit and accounting services which ...