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How is the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme working for your charity?

The Institute of Fundraising (IoF), National Council for Voluntary Organisations, (NCVO) and Charity Finance Group (CFG) have launched a new survey to find out how the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme is working.

Recent figures released from HMRC show £7million had been claimed in the first year of the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme. Estimates from government forecasted the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme could bring in around £50 million a year for charities.

Anna Bloch, Senior Policy and Public Affairs Officer at Charity Finance Group said: “As early indications show that the government’s Gift Aid Small Donations scheme has fallen well below the intended target, we want to understand why this is happening. A number of reasons could be responsible such as a lack of clarity around the eligibility criteria or an overly burdensome claiming process. This research will allow us to have an informed conversation with government about how to improve the scheme, so that the sector can make full use of the value of this scheme. It is crucial that government engages with the sector on this issue to ensure the effective use of charitable funds.”

Click here to take part in the survey.

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