The Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT) is reminding donors and appeal organisers to make use of Gift Aid wherever possible in connection with donations to appeals about the Grenfell Tower disaster.
The ATT is drawing attention to the added value of monetary gifts made under Gift Aid.
Gift Aid is only available where the donation is to a registered charity. Appeal organisers are recommended to seek professional guidance if they do not have charitable status. Basic guidance about Gift Aid can be found here.
The ATT suggests that official guidance should be issued about the treatment of fundraising by non-charitable bodies in order to avoid possible misunderstandings.