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The Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme (GASDS)

Are you a charity receiving small cash donations?  Are you a donor looking to be more charitable?

The GASDS was introduced on 6 April 2013 and applies to small cash donations of £20 or less.  Eligible charities are able to claim top-up payments, at an equivalent rate to Gift Aid, on the small cash donations that they receive without the need for a Gift Aid declaration form.

The scheme is in addition to the Gift Aid scheme and is designed to ensure charities receive more when it is not always possible or practical to obtain a Gift Aid declaration form, for example collections in the street or in church.  The GASDS is not a tax relief so higher and additional rate taxpayers can continue to donate under the Gift Aid scheme and claim tax relief.

This is not only great news for charities but also great news for donors.  Donors who are ineligible to Gift Aid their donations may now have their donations topped up under the GASDS.

So, why not put your hand in your pocket and make a small cash donation to a worthy cause today in the knowledge that your donation is likely to be topped up.

To qualify for the scheme, certain conditions must be met.  If you would like to discuss this further and see if your charity qualifies then please contact Robert Nordon on 01228 711 888 or

Posted: April 26th, 2013

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