Gift Aid is an easy way for creative groups that are registered as charities to increase the value of donations, including on membership subscriptions. In most cases, providing the donor is a UK taxpayer, the charity can claim an extra 25p for every £1 given.

The Gift Aid scheme is particularly useful for those groups that make the majority of their income through donations as opposed to grant funding. Yet it’s surprising how many creative charities don’t already reclaim Gift Aid, perhaps because they believe the process is too complicated or because they don’t realise that tax can be reclaimed not just on donations, but on things like membership subscriptions too.

This briefing will dispel some of the myths and show how easy it is to make the most of the scheme.

Download Briefing 180: Gift Aid and tax effective giving