This reveals the great value of Gift Aid to your Church and every Church. It also highlights the importance of maximising the use of Gift Aid in all our Churches.

There are two main ways that Gift Aid can be claimed:

  1. The standard way is for the donor, who must be a tax-payer, to sign a one-off Gift Aid Declaration Form. Those who give to the Church regularly are encouraged to use this method.
  2. Another way is through the Small Donations Gift Aid Scheme. This enables the tax to be reclaimed on individual donations of £20 or less up to a threshold of £8,000 of donated income per year per Church without the need for the donor to sign any form. The donors do not need to be tax payers.

Comprehensive information and guidance about using Gift Aid in a Church context, including various fact sheets, can be found on the Parish Resources website here.

Guidance and information about Gift Aid can also be found on the Stewardship website here:


Changes to the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme

Some changes are to be made to the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme (GASDS) which will take effect on 6 April 2017.

The main ones areā€¦..

The Community Buildings element of the scheme will operate in a similar way to the core 'top-up' element. This means that there is no longer a requirement for there to be 10 people present at a service. Also, wall-safe donations will count for all churches, as will donations received outside the building.
Contactless Donations can now be included.

For further information about this see www.parishresources.org.uk/digital-giving
Fuller details about these and other changes can be found on the Parish Resources website at
www.parishresources.org.uk/giftaid/smalldonations