Charities and social enterprises


  • Submit a claim for Gift Aid, the Gift Aid small donation scheme (GASDS) and other income; schedule spreadsheets; registering and enrolling for a Charities Online account; activation codes

  • To start a charity you need trustees, to choose a business structure, decide suitable charitable purposes and you may have to register with the Charity Commission

  • Charities can register online with HMRC and claim tax relief or get tax back on Gift Aid donations and bank interest, charitable purposes, registration

  • How to set up a charity: find trustees, choose a name and structure, create a governing document, meet the public benefit requirement, register your charity.

  • What Gift Aid is, who can claim, what donations are eligible for Gift Aid, Gift Aid declarations for your charity or community amateur sports club (CASC), how to claim

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