Individual and community overview


Individual and small-scale giving – NCVO/Knowhow free guide featuring information on raising funds from individual giving through direct marketing, community fundraising, employee donations, etc.

Charitable giving by individuals – overview from the UK Civil Society Almanac 2016.

Claiming Gift Aid as a charity or CASC – an overview from the Charity Commission for England and Wales, including information on Gift Aid declarations and small donations scheme.

Guide for small charities on essential Gift Aid – this guide from the Charity Finance Group contains information on what Gift Aid is, how it works, how to register, etc.

Gift aid made simple – a free online guide from Sayer Vincent LLP.

Useful organisations/websites

Charity Commission for England and Wales – The independent, non-ministerial government department regulator of charities in England and Wales.

Charity Finance Group – helps charities deliver their objectives providing resources to improve their financial management, governance and leadership.


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