What is Gift Aid?
The quick answer is that it is
a way of getting the government to give us some money. Of course, like everything
else with the government, there are conditions that have to be met.
The first condition is that the Scout Group has to be registered wiyth the Charity Commission. It is: -
The registered name is - The Scout Association
The registered number is - 306101
The second condition
is that the Scout Group can only claim against a child's subscriptions
or other donations (all called donations for the purpose of Gift Aid)
if their parents or guardians have sent a form (Declaration) to the
Scout Group confirming that they wish the Group to make that claim.
The third condition
is that the parent or guardian has to be a taxpayer and have paid
Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax at least equal to the tax that the
Scout Group can reclaim on your donations in the appropriate
How much can the Scout Group claim?
For every £1 that you give to
the Scout Group we can reclaim 25p from HM Revenue and Customs.
How much does it cost you?
Nothing, other than a few minutes of your time to complete the Declaration form below. In fact, if you you pay tax at the higher rate you can claim further tax relief on your Self Assessment Tax Return by quoting our Charity number.
How do I set all this up?Easy! Just click on the Online Gift Aid Form button below and enter your details. We'll do the rest.
The government Gift Aid web site
If you would like to read the official government blurb on Gift Aid please follow the link below: -
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