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Gift Aid services.

Buzzacott’s Gift Aid Services range from preparation and submission of Gift Aid claims, through to full scale reviews and advice on all forms of tax efficient giving, ensuring you make the most of the donations you receive.  

What we offer

There are a range of services that charities can take advantage of, see below to see which fits you best. 

Preparation of Gift Aid claims – Use this service if you have time pressures within your charity. This is suitable for those who want to remain efficient and make sure your returns are correct every time. Also, it can be used as an alternative to giving away a percentage of donations to giving platforms

Gift Aid set-up - We can guide your charity through the whole process of setting up and operating Gift Aid claims including:

  • Reviewing eligibility of donations
  • Setting up Gift Aid declarations
  • Registering your charity for Gift Aid
  • Record keeping systems
  • Providing you with necessary templates 

Gift Aid consultancy – We can also conduct health checks and even full scale reviews on your existing Gift Aid set up and tax efficient giving. Our review will take a look at your current set-up and put forward recommendations for improvements. There are many benefits to a review:

  • Ensures compliance
  • Improves internal procedures
  • Consultancy on current fundraising activities, with suggested improvements
  • Access to over the phone advice for Gift Aid queries
  • Access to ongoing Gift Aid training and updates
  • VAT - sometimes there can be inconsistencies and conflict between Gift Aid and VAT, we can assist you to set the optimum position for your charity.  

Is this suitable for my charity?

Gift Aid can often be overlooked by charities and has potential for unclaimed donations which could be used by the charity. We often find that even small changes can go a long way to making this process more effective. If your charity is involved in any of the below activities, you could stand to gain from a review or health check.

  • Those collecting small cash donations (Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme)
  • Membership charities
  • Those involved in fundraising events
  • Specific fundraising activities – charity dinners, auctions, challenge events, community fundraising etc.

Why should you do this?

There are many charities who are still not claiming the full amount of Gift Aid available, with HMRC reporting in 2018 that up to £564m of Gift Aid has not been claimed from potentially eligible donations received, which amounts to almost a third that could be claimed. A health check or review could ensure you aren’t missing out on unclaimed donations.

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020 7556 1200

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