Projects ran by charities or CASCs can set up an automatic email to backers, asking if they’d like to claim Gift Aid on their pledge. The email requests the Backer to provide the information needed to claim GiftAid, which is a postcode and confirmation statement (confirming they’ve paid more in income tax than the value of their pledge).

You will then need to collate their details using the spreadsheet template and make your claim online.

Because donations on Spacehive are conditional (only taken from backers if the project reaches its target) you cannot make the claim until the project has hit its crowdfunding target, meaning Gift Aid donations you collect will not count towards your crowdfunding target. Claims made via Charities Online are normally paid within 20 working days of HMRC receiving the claim.

Please email support@spacehive.com if you’d like the automatic Gift Aid emails set up for your project.