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What donations are eligible for Gift Aid?

Written by Swiftaid
Updated 1 month ago

You can’t claim Gift Aid on the following donations:

  • A donation in return for tickets (raffles, events and auctions) or goods and services. This is because they are not ‘freewill’ gifts – you are getting something in return for your donation.
  • Donations on behalf of someone else or a group of people.
    E.g. If a friend gives you £10 which you donate to your Fundraising Page using your own card and details. Even if your friend is a UK taxpayer, the donation is not eligible because HMRC needs to know the details of the person actually contributing the funds.
  • Making a donation on behalf of a company. You can only make Gift Aid declarations on your own taxpayer status when spending your own money.
  • Making a donation to a family member who’s taking part in an event and their charity is contributing to the cost.
    E.g. If you’re donating to a close family member who is doing an overseas trek and the charity is paying for the cost of their trip.

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