If you have a new treasurer or haven’t been claiming GiftAid for a while because you’re not sure how to, I’ve received these guides, produced by another district, which help explain how to register, how to record claimable income and how to make the claim itself:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/z503wbfxoxey675/AABuQVLsLghT4DZGDUO8GZu8a?dl=0

What is GiftAid?

Gift Aid is a simple government initiative which allows donors to increase the value of their donations at no extra cost to them. For every pound given, charities can get an extra 25 pence from HM Revenue & Customs, helping donations go further.

So what does this mean in real terms?  If a Group had 50 members paying £60 per year it would give them a total income of £3,000 per year.  Assuming all of the parents/guardians are tax payers then the potential Gift Aid is around £750 per year.

If you have not claimed Gift Aid before you are entitled to claim back the previous four years contributions

Further information about GiftAid relevant to Scouting is available on the national website:

https://fundraising.scouts.org.uk/gift-aid

Hope this helps with fundraising for your Scout Group.

Russ

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