Category: Gift Aid

15th March, 2021

THREE WAYS AN EPOS SYSTEM CAN TAKE YOUR CHARITY TO THE NEXT LEVEL

With lockdown restrictions leading to a decrease in cash flow, the coronavirus pandemic has been causing some very real concerns for the charity sector. But with the vaccine rolling out at an impressive rate, a post-lockdown country is on the horizon. So how can the charity sector get back on its feet...

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11th November, 2019

NISYST SELECTED AS CRA TRAINING PARTNER FOR 2020

The Charity Retail Association has announced today that, following a competitive tender for the delivery of their Retail Gift Aid training courses, corporate member Nisyst has been appointed to deliver these in 2020. Dave Chunilal, Technical Director said, “Nisyst is delighted to be selected as the Charity Retail Association’s Accredited...

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2nd June, 2017

WALES AIR AMBULANCE ROLLS OUT CHARIOT

Wales Air Ambulance relies entirely on the public’s support to raise £6.5million annually in order to continue running its four aircrafts and saving lives. Its 16 shops are a vital part of this fundraising effort but in a bid to generate more revenue, the charity recently rolled-out CHARiot, Electronic Point...

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31st March, 2017

WOULD A GIFT AID ‘ALLOWANCE’ ENCOURAGE GIVING?

Research consultancy nfpSynergy has released a paper which looks at how the Gift Aid system can be improved in order to generate more income for charities. It suggests that if people knew that a tax break would automatically be added to their donations, giving would be encouraged.  This would involve assigning an...

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14th March, 2017

HIGH-TECH INNOVATION AT KEECH HOSPICE CARE

Keech Hospice Care has deployed new EPoS technology across its 33 charity stores to boost revenue through maximising Gift Aid contributions. “Gift Aid is a huge revenue stream for us as we raise more than £300,000 each year through its capture,” said Angela Burgess, head of retail at Keech Hospice...

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26th January, 2017

HOSPICE ENJOYS FOURFOLD GIFT AID BOOST THANKS TO NEW TECH

North East Wales hospice charity’s Gift Aid revenue has increased fourfold since the management swapped its manual till system to an electronic solution. In order to boost its Gift Aid income, Nightingale House Hospice rolled-out CHARiot Electronic Point of Sale (EPoS) system by Nisyst in its 11 shops and distribution...

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6th January, 2017

CHARITIES MISSING OUT ON MILLIONS IN GIFT AID

Our work is dedicated to helping charities maximise Gift Aid income so the statistics revealing that charities collectively claimed £1.26 billion in 2015 was welcome news. In addition, 2015 marked a record number of more than 70,000 charities reclaiming Gift Aid. However, despite the 20% intake increase compared to five...

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1st December, 2016

HOSPICE RECEIVES FIVE-FIGURE BOOST THANKS TO GIFT AID ON RAGS

Hospice to add a five-figure sum to its annual funds thanks to the introduction of Gift Aid collection system for donations that are sold as ‘rag’. St Peter’s Hospice is Bristol’s only adult hospice, caring for more than 2,670 patients each year as well as supporting family members. The charity...

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30th November, 2016

KEEPING UP WITH GIFT AID TRAINING

Since Gift Aid was introduced under the Finance Act 1990, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has been faced with multi-million losses due to its abuse. Whether through avoidance, fraud or error, the missing revenue came to serve as a catalyst for HMRC to re-evaluate the Gift Aid processes which subsequently led to...

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16th September, 2016

WHY DO PEOPLE GIVE TO CHARITY?

Giving to charity is an act of kindness and just one person can inspire thousands more to help make a difference. Charities exist for many reasons, but often they are there to support, comfort and provide a service to people in need. People tend not make giving a part of...

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