Charity Tax Group & partners: Gift Aid Emergency Relief

The Gift Aid Emergency Relief campaign is led by a coalition of Charities Aid Foundation, Chartered Institute of Fundraising, Charity Finance Group, Charity Tax Group, National Council for Voluntary Organisations, Institute of Fundraising Scotland and Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations, Small Charities Coalition, Charity Retail Association and Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations. 

The campaign is about getting a temporary increase in the value of Gift Aid to assist charities during the COVID-19 pandemic and to incentivise donations for supporters. They are campaigning for a two year Gift Aid Emergency Relief package.

They are proposing Gift Aid be raised from 20% to 25% and that the Small Donation scheme that makes claiming gift aid easier for small charities be extended to many more.

The change would mean that a £100 donation from a UK taxpayer would increase to £133.33 for the charity once Gift Aid had been claimed and could result in an additional £450m to help the sector survive this crisis and recover.

The full campaign briefing can be found here.

You can sign up to the campaign here.