Gift Aid

25 Jan 2022

Enable Gift Aid on your UK based platform to claim an additional 25p for every £1 donated.

What is it?

A UK tax incentive scheme.

Who is it most useful for?

UK based charities.

What are the benefits of it?

Claim 25p for every £1 donated.

Gift Aid

Gift aid is a UK tax incentive scheme that allows registered charities to claim 25p for every £1 made in donations.

This means charities can potentially gain an additional 25% in donations if they have the right tools in place to collect the data necessary for Gift Aid.

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Claiming Gift Aid

For individuals to make a Gift Aid eligible donation, they must tick a box to confirm they are a UK taxpayer and provide their address when donating. If a donor ticks to make their donation Gift Aid eligible but does not provide a valid address, then Gift Aid cannot be claimed.

Therefore, it’s essential that the address fields on donation forms are mandatory so that donors' addresses are captured.

Enabling Gift Aid

To enable Gift Aid and update the message a donor sees, navigate to 

Platform Setup > Platform Settings > scroll down to the Gift Aid section.

Here gift aid can be enabled, along with setting the gift aid message:

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Adding an address to Donation Pages

To do this navigate to the donation page and select:

Donation settings > Form Options.

Within the Address Details, ensure you tick the two below options. Save and Publish.

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Adding an address to the Registration flow

If you have an optional donation option within your reg form, then you need to ensure you are capturing the entrant's address.

This can be done in the event:

Entry Forms > Edit your reg form > Create Account

Tick to display address and for it to be mandatory.

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Adding an address to Sponsored donations

This can be set at Platform level or event level. To update at Platform level, navigate to:

Platform Settings > Donation Defaults > Sponsored Donations > Form Options

Ensure the address is ticked as a mandatory field for both Individual Pages and Team Pages, then Save.

To update at event level, navigate to your event:

Donation Defaults > Form Options > Individual Pages / Team Pages

Ensure address is ticked as a mandatory field for both individuals and team fundraising pages and Save.

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Reporting on Gift Aid

You can report on Gift Aid within your Donation reports. This will appear as a Y or N.

Navigate to your Data Exports module and edit any of your Donation reports. Within Export Fields add a new field, choosing ‘Gift Aid’ from the drop down.

Funraisin cannot calculate the amount of Gift Aid, nor do the claims for charities.

More information on claiming Gift Aid can be found on the UK Government website.

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If you’d like further help please pop in a support ticket from your Funraisin admin and our team will assist you.