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With effect from 6th April 2019 all gifts to charities made on or after that date can be increased to £30 where an individual is making a donation of cash or using a contactless payment service under the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme. This increases the limit from £20 to £30 and it means that eligible charities can claim top up payments on small cash donations they receive of up to £30 or less without having to obtain a gift aid declaration or provide any other audit trail back to the donor.

Please contact Jenny Ebbage for advice on charity law


The Institute of Fundraising has produced a new guide for charities on telephone fundraising – “A good call: using the telephone for successful fundraising”. There is a useful flow chart in the guide to help a charity decide whether there is a legal basis for making unsolicited calls and administration calls and a fundraising call compliance checklist. https://www.institute-of-fundraising.org.uk/library/a-good-call-using-the-telephone-for-successful-fundraising/

Please contact Jenny Ebbage if you require advice on fundraising or charity law