What is Gift Aid?
How does it work?
If you give £10 to a charity and you are a basic rate taxpayer (20%), you will have paid £2.50 in tax on the gross donation (to take home £10, you will have earned £12.50 before tax). Charities are able to reclaim this £2.50 back from HMRC.
The Institute's position
The Institute of Fundraising believes that continued Government support for Gift Aid is essential but that reforms to the system would bring even greater benefits to fundraising organisations and inspire even more people to give to charity.
The Institute has continued to push for improvements to the system to maximise the benefit to fundraising organisations.
Gift Aid for Charities
Find out more about Gift Aid for Charities, or if you work for a registered charity, get the most out of Gift Aid with our index:
Gift Aid for Donors
If you are donating to charity, find out how gift aid can affect your donation.