Gift Aid

Church of England parishes collectively receive over £80 million in Gift Aid tax rebates each year, over £30 million more than the amount collected in the year 2000, and sufficient to fund 1,600 stipendiary clergy! This is a great tribute to the hard work of volunteers running Gift Aid programmes in parishes throughout the
country, as well as a testimony to the value of the Gift Aid scheme. It’s important to get it right, and this page seeks to help you do that.

Action needed:

HMRC introduced some new changes to the wording required for new Gift Aid declarations (existing enduring declarations do not need renewing) and this requires action by parishes. (See our Declarations and Envelopes guide) Following a review over the summer of 2015 HMRC have also now agreed that PCCs are no longer connected for the small donations scheme. Most of our PCCs with a single church can now run the scheme more simply. (See the GASDS page)

We’ve produced a simple checklist  to help you ensure you’re adopting good practice with Gift Aid. Click here to access it.

Gift Aid Fact Sheets:

These 12 Fact Sheets are to help you make the most of Gift Aid…..

  • 1 Getting Started  with Gift Aid – an overview to the scheme. You may also find our introductory video helpful…

However, you may not need to operate Gift Aid yourself as some dioceses offer a Diocesan scheme.  These include Canterbury, Lichfield, Liverpool, Manchester, Peterborough, Portsmouth, Southwell & Nottingham and Worcester.  If you are in one of these dioceses, you might like to contact your Diocesan Office to find out more about them.



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