Gift Aid is a simple government initiative which allows you to increase the value of your donations at no extra cost to you. For every pound you give, you can get an extra 20 pence from HM Revenue & Customs, helping your donations go further.
In real terms, this means that if a group had 50 members paying £60 per year, it would give them a total income of £3,000 per year. Assuming all of the parents/guardians are taxpayers then the potential Gift Aid is around £600 per year.
HM Revenue & Customs regards membership subscriptions as 'donations' and groups or districts can claim Gift Aid on these fees. You can also get Gift Aid on money donated for sponsored events. Gift Aid is not available on camp or Jamboree fees because the benefit to the 'donor' is regarded as too high to qualify for the scheme.
Please print out the form below, complete it and return it to a section leader, this will allow our scout group to claim back the tax on any donations you have made to Waltham Abbey Scout Group
Publications - Gift Aid Form
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