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16
Jun
2021

Guardian Charity Awards 2012 winners announced

first_imgGuardian Charity Awards 2012 winners announced  57 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Quaker Social Action: a charity which gives help to people living on low income in East London, tackling problems such as poverty and social exclusion.The awards were open to all UK social welfare charities who had been registered for more than two years, had an annual income of between £5,000 and £1.5 million, and which could demonstrate excellence and achievement in what they do. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Public Law Project: an independent, national charity which provides legal aid for those who are restricted by poverty, discrimination or other similar barriers. and an iPad from Jigsaw24.www.guardian.co.uk/charity-awards The Boaz Trust: a Christian charity which provides accommodation, food and support to destitute asylum seekers in Manchester, as well as campaigning locally and nationally for justice in asylum legislation. David Brindle, chair of the awards and public services editor at the Guardian, said: “To stand out from almost 1,000 entries, our winners are all doing something pretty special. But their commitment, energy and inspiration are typical of the tens of thousands of smaller charities up and down the UK. They are the very backbone of civil society.”As well as the prize fund, the winning charities will also receive: Five small and medium-sized social welfare charities have been announced as winners of the twentieth annual Guardian Charity Awards. The winners, who share a prize fund of £2,500, are chosen for their significant contribution to improving social wellbeing in the UK.This year’s winners are: Aspire: an enterprising organisation which provides employment opportunities to homeless and disadvantaged people in the Oxford area. Tagged with: Awards a tailored package of support from the Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI) including assessment a year’s free membership to the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO); CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably): CALM was set up to reduce the high suicide rate amongst men under 35 (currently the single biggest killer of young men in the UK) and raises awareness of mental health issues nationally. Howard Lake | 4 December 2012 | News resources and training from The Media Trust; About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

16
Jun
2021

Some charities fail to make proper Gift Aid returns

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  189 total views,  1 views today Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 Some charities fail to make proper Gift Aid returns HMRC has announced that claims for incorrect amounts under Gift Aid is one of the most common mistakes its staff come across in dealing with charities.According to HMRC, one of these mistakes if for charities to enter the total donations collected rather than the total eligible amount.  If charities collect donations greater than the maximum specified amount for the year, (£8,000 from 6 April 2016) they should only enter the maximum amount rather than the actual amount collected.Other errors include:out-of-date GASDS claimserrors completing the paper claim formclaims for non-qualifying donations, for example, joint donations or company donations.HMRC also published a free step-by-step online guide to help charities complete their Gift Aid donations schedule. The guide tells charities how to claim tax back on eligible donations, use the right software, complete the schedule, and fill in the form.Earlier this year HMRC commissioned research on Gift Aid which estimated that donations are worth £8.9bn. The research also found that charities were losing out on £600 million of gift aid donations not claimed while £179 million is being claimed erroneously by people who don’t understand the requirements of Gift Aid.center_img Tagged with: Gift Aid HMRC  190 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 Howard Lake | 19 November 2018 | Newslast_img read more