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Review Gift Aid scheme – IoF tells next government

The Institute of Fundraising has called on whichever party wins the general election next year to overhaul the Gift Aid Scheme.
In a manifesto unveiled on the last day of the National Convention, the IoF calls on the government to:

The manifesto ­– ‘if you don’t ask, you don’t get’ – calls on the next government to commit to “creating the best environment for fundraising, build the capacity of charities to fundraise, and develop the tax system to best encourage giving and support fundraising”.
Other points in the Manifesto include:

Peter Lewis, chief executive of the IoF, said:


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“Charities around the UK are facing increasing demands on their services at the same time as government is facing increasing pressure on the public purse. We at the Institute, and fundraisers around the UK, are ready to help. We are, and want to be, part of the solution.
“And we believe that government could do more to help – both by helping to create a better environment to fundraise in; and by helping us build the capacity of small charities to fundraise.”

The full draft of the manifesto – which was drawn up following a consultations with IoF members – is available from the Institute of Fundraising.