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You can also watch a short video explaining how Gift Aid works below and use our anonymous eligibility checker to help find out if you are eligible to add Gift Aid to your donations.

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Millions of donors and hundreds of charities already use Swiftaid

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Making more of a difference by automating Gift Aid on your donations

Did you know charities miss out on £564m of unclaimed Gift Aid every year? 😲

Swiftaid works with donation platforms to help make missed Gift Aid a thing of the past by removing the burden of admin from charities and their supporters.

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Swiftaid adds Gift Aid automatically on your behalf so it’s not missed when you make a donation

When you donate and add Gift Aid through a donation platform using Swiftaid, all your future qualifying donations through the growing number of supported platforms will include Gift Aid automatically.

This means less paperwork for you and charities, and more Gift Aid collected.


What being a Swiftaid user means

💸 Swiftaid is free for you to use.

🚀 You can add Gift Aid to more donations more easily. Swiftaid works with a whole network of different charities, donation platforms and payment providers.

💳 You will be able to Gift Aid donations that previously would not have been possible, such as contactless and charitable round-up on purchases, whilst also speeding up adding Gift Aid to online donations.

💕 Where we are able to do so, we will make sure that Gift Aid is added on donations you make via our partners up until the end of the current tax year. You can continue using Swiftaid simply by reauthorising at the end of the year.

📄 You’ll receive an end-of-year statement from Swiftaid detailing how much Gift Aid you raised during the year.

🧾 If you are a Higher/Additional Rate taxpayer (gross annual salary of £50,271 and over), you can reduce the amount of tax you pay when adding Gift Aid to donations.

🔒 Your information will only ever be used for processing Gift Aid on donations you make to charity.

Learn how Gift Aid works

Watch our short video that explains how Gift Aid works or learn more about donating to charity in the UK at

You can also use our anonymous eligibility checker to help find out if you are eligible to add Gift Aid to your donations.

Keep your Gift Aid details up to date in one place

If your tax status changes or you move house, you won’t need to update multiple charities or providers with your new details, you can simply notify Swiftaid.

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You are in control

You can access your Swiftaid account by visiting and logging in to your account using your email address.

You can review and update your information at any time from your account. You can also close your account or withdraw your authorisation for Swiftaid to add Gift Aid to your donations if you no longer pay sufficient tax or have simply changed your mind and no longer wish to use Swiftaid.

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Who is Swiftaid?

Streeva Ltd, the company that created Swiftaid, was founded in February 2015 and is based in the UK. Swiftaid is listed on HMRC’s registered software providers and is a recognised donor intermediary and charity nominee.

Swiftaid is certified to the top international standard for Information Security (ISO 27001) and Business Continuity (ISO 22301).

In February 2018, development was started on Swiftaid in partnership with the University of Surrey with the support of public funding from Innovate UK. The project successfully proved the concept to automate Gift Aid on contactless donations with Visa in November 2018. You can read a blog along with a short video here about the proof of concept event.

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Frequently asked questions

  • Gift Aid is an income tax relief designed to benefit charities and Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs). If you’re a UK taxpayer, Gift Aid increases the value of your charity donations by 25% because the charity can reclaim the basic rate of tax on your gift – at no extra cost to you.

    Find out more about the charity tax relief here:

    Find out if you qualify to add Gift Aid to your donations here:

  • To work out if you’ve paid enough tax to cover your donations, divide the donation value by four.

    For example, if you give £100 in a particular tax year, you will need to have paid £25 tax over that period. (£100/4 = £25). (Note that this calculation is based on the basic rate tax of 20 per cent).

    If you don’t think you’ve paid enough tax this year, you may be able to carry back your donation to the previous tax year.

  • You are a UK income taxpayer if any of the following are true:

    • Tax is taken from your wages or pension before you receive them.
    • You fill in a self-assessment tax return for HMRC.
    • You have any taxable savings (e.g. in a building society), a pension plan, or investment income.

    You may also have paid capital gains tax on the sale of property or shares, for example. Inheritance Tax does not count as income or capital gains tax.

    Learn more about Gift Aid from HMRC
  • If you pay a higher-rate tax, you can claim the difference between the higher-rate tax (40% or 50%) and the basic-rate tax (20%) on your donation’s total ‘gross’ value.

    If you pay Income Tax at a higher or additional rate and want to claim the additional tax relief due. In that case, you must include all Gift Aid donations from your Swiftaid end of year statement on your Self-Assessment tax return or ask HM Revenue and Customs to adjust your tax code.

    Learn more about Higher Rate Relief here

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