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Gift Aid is changing on the 5th of April 2011

On the 5th of April 2011, Gift Aid transitional relief is coming to an end. As a result the Gift Aid that your organisation can reclaim on donations is dropping to 25p per every £1 raised.

How does this affect my organisation?

  • All Gift Aid declarations available to donors must be amended to reflect the change
  • This includes online donation forms, paper pledge forms, letters and any document that displays a Gift Aid declaration

What actions will Rapidata take on behalf of my organisation?

  • Gift Aid declarations in Advance Notification Letters fulfilled by Rapidata will be updated to contain the new Gift Aid declaration.
  • The Gift Aid calculator on Artez donation pages will be automatically updated to calculated 25% of the donation amount on the 4th April 2011
  • The default Gift Aid declaration on eDirectDebit and Artez donation pages will be updated on the 4th April 2011 to reflect these changes. The new declaration will read as follows:
New Default Gift Aid Declaration

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What action do I need to take?

  • If you are an eDirectDebit client please send us an updated Direct Debit Instruction for your eDirectDebit site that includes updated Gift Aid wording
  • If you are an eDirectDebit client using customised Gift Aid wording, please send us your updated Gift Aid declaration
  • If you are an Artez client using customised Gift Aid wording, please send us your updated Gift Aid declaration
  • If you are an Artez client using the events module and provide event participants with a downloadable sponsorship form, please send us an updated sponsorship form
  • Please send your amendments to support@rapidata.co.uk

Where can I get more information on this change?
Here is a list of good resources:

If you have any questions about these changes and how they affect your online donation forms, please get in touch with our support team by via email to support@rapidata.co.uk or call us on o1293 524066.

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