Gift Aid guidelines for patron/supporter schemes

Last updated March 2022

In January 2016 a group of charitable London arts organisations reached agreement with HMRC on guidelines for the design of Gift Aid compliant theatre patron/supporter schemes. The guidelines were non-binding and were subject to the outcome of HMRC’s 2019 Gift Aid donor benefit consultation. This update looks at what those guidelines are and how they have developed and changed in the years following.

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