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.