Donations that are not eligible for Gift Aid

You can’t claim Gift Aid on the following donations:

  • A donation in return for tickets (raffles, events and auctions) or goods and services. This is because they are not ‘freewill’ gifts – you are getting something in return for your donation.
  • Donations that you make on behalf of someone else or a group of people. E.g. If a friend gives you £10 and you donate that £10 to your Fundraising Page using your bank card and details. Even if your friend is a UK taxpayer, the donation is not eligible because HMRC needs to know the person’s details contributing the funds.
  • You are donating on behalf of a company. You can only make Gift Aid declarations on your taxpayer status when spending your own money.
  • Donating to a family member taking part in an event where their chosen charity is contributing to the cost. E.g. If you’re donating to a close family member who is doing an overseas trek and the charity is paying for the cost of their trip.