When To Claim Gift Aid

Crowdfunding for charities: Gift AidWhen you must claim

Your deadline to claim Gift Aid depends on how your charity is set up.

You need to claim for a donation within 4 years of the end of the financial period you received it in. This is:

  • the tax year (6 April to 5 April) if you’re a trust
  • your accounting period if your charity is a community amateur sports club (CASC), a Charity Incorporated Organisation (CIO) or a limited company

You must claim on cash donations under the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme within 2 years of the end of the tax year that the donations were collected in.

Keeping records

You need to keep records of these donations for a further two years

How to claim

You can claim Gift Aid using Charities Online with:

For claims of over 1,000 donations you must use software.

To apply by post use form ChR1, which you can get from the charities helpline.

When you’ll get paid

You’ll get a Gift Aid payment by BACS within:

  • 4 weeks if you claimed online
  • 5 weeks if you claimed by post using form ChR1

Winter Newsletter 2015

Our current newsletter is back from the printer, and is being posted out to you this week, along with news of our training courses for the new year.

Winter 2015

Articles in this issue include ‘Key Points form the Summer 2015 Budget’, ‘People and Skills – The Trustee Board Member’, ‘The Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme’ and a tribute to the late Andrew Buxton

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