The Gift Aid Emergency Relief campaign is led by a coalition of Charities Aid Foundation, Chartered Institute of Fundraising, Charity Finance Group, Charity Tax Group, National Council for Voluntary Organisations, Institute of Fundraising Scotland and Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations, Small Charities Coalition, Charity Retail Association and Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations. 
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Why we are campaigning

Growing giving at a time it has never been more needed

The charity sector is in the middle of the biggest financial crisis it has ever faced. Huge falls in income, increased levels of demand for services, needing to do more to respond to COVID-19 and care for the most at-risk and marginalised individuals and communities creates a perfect storm.

We are part of a coalition of charities, campaigning for a two year Gift Aid Emergency Relief package. We are proposing Gift Aid be raised from 20% to 25% and that the Small Donation scheme that makes claiming gift aid easier for small charities be extended to many more.

The change would mean that a £100 donation from a UK taxpayer would increase to £133.33 for the charity once Gift Aid had been claimed and could result in an additional £450m to help the sector survive this crisis and recover.  Read our full campaign briefing.

Our proposals for Gift Aid Emergency Relief would go some way to keeping charity services running and enable charities to get through the crisis who otherwise would have to shut their doors. Over 600 charities have signed up to the campaign, but we need more to succeed.  Sign up to give your voice to the Gift Aid Emergency Relief Campaign today.

Join the campaign

Download our campaign supporter kit

Unzip and download our Gift Aid Emergency Relief supporter kit with: campaign briefing, press release for charities, template letters to MPs, for MPs to the Chancellor, draft parliamentary questions, social media plan and lots of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram cards.  
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Charities and MP's who support the Gift Aid Emergency Relief campaign are also welcome to use our campaign press release template, add your details and share!

Campaign Ask


Gift Aid Emergency Relief

Grow Gift Aid on donations to charity from 20% to 25%, for two tax years 2021/22 and 2022/23.

Sign up here and join the campaign

Grow the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme

Give greater access to the charity Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme, and increase the amount that can be claimed.

Sign up here and join the campaign

Impact of boosting Gift Aid

The proposed Gift Aid change would mean that a £100 donation from a UK taxpayer would increase to £133.33 for the charity once Gift Aid had been claimed. This compares to £125.00 currently.  Raising Gift Aid from one-quarter to one-third on donations could secure an extra £450m for charities.            

Impact of extending the Small Donation Scheme

Our proposals for the Gift Aid Small Donation Scheme (GASDS) would ensure that all small charities could access the scheme, including community-led organisations which are typically smaller and underfunded, and less likely to make use of Gift Aid. This would give a much needed boost to local groups at the very heart of our communities.

Charity Messages

Hundreds of charities have joined the campaign, find out who is supporting us here.

The Brain Tumour Charity
Barnardo’s Chief Executive Javed Khan
Naturewatch Foundation
The Story Museum, Oxford

Read more messages from our charity supporters and share on your social channels.
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News and blogs

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We can make Gift Aid go further – here is how

CAF responds to Treasury Committee inquiry: “Tax after coronavirus” and makes representation to the Comprehensive Spending Review.
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Donors more likely to give if the Government offers incentives, poll finds

13 August: Four in 10 people who already donate money to charity said Government incentives such as top-ups make them more likely to give, according to a new survey.
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Charities rally behind call for boost to Gift Aid

23 July: More than 200 UK charities have joined a coalition calling on the Government to temporarily increase the level of Gift Aid.
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Charities call for boost to Gift Aid amid pandemic fundraising shortfall

24 June: Today a group of charities has launched a campaign to extend Gift Aid, offering an essential lifeline for charities.

Campaign FAQs

How many charities will benefit? Haven’t charities already been given a support package? Why do charities need additional support? Find out the answers to these questions and more in our campaign FAQ document.

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Join the campaign

We are campaigning to help charity supporters give more with Gift Aid. Want to know more? Email us

Sign up to grow Gift Aid today