Gift Aid is a means by which Charities can claim back from the government the tax paid on earnings for the contrubutions that we receive.
It is achieved by accurately tracking the membership fees paid to the group and reporting them to the tax office.
For us this would be a contribution of £24.00 for each member of the Group.
With the number of people that we have we are looking to claim back over £1000 per year.
In 2012 we put in a claim for the previous 18 months and received a payment of just under £2000.
This year we have more parents signed up for Gift Aid and have received just over £1000.
Just think how much better off we are going to be when we have everybody signed up.