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Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme Made Simple

Our bite-size guide below tells you all the key things you need to know about HMRC's "top-up" Gift Aid payment, introduced in April 2013.

Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme Made Simple

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It is important that claims under the GASDS are kept separate from regular Gift Aid claims. The person at your church responsible for making claims should ensure that gift aided donations are not claimed upon under GASDS and vice versa.

The GASDS scheme is available to churches large and small. However, if you are part of a small church, you should be aware of the following:

  • You can only claim GASDS if your church classes as a seperate “Community building”. For more info click here.
  • If your church receives less than £500 a year of gift-aided donations then the threshold for GASDS is ten times that amount, instead of £5,000

About this guide

Please note that Lockie’s guide to the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme is designed to summarise all of the key facts that your church needs to be aware of. If you need more in depth information on the scheme or wish to make a claim, please follow the links below to HMRC’s website.

For your reference, you can also download a pdf version of the infographic above. Simply click on the link below marked Download infographic.

Useful links

Download infographic (pdf)


Charities Online Service for Gift Aid claims

Request a ChR1 form from HMRC

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