School charities and gift aid

HMRC has issued a guide highlighting when school charities can recover gift aid. It includes a number of simple examples highlighting activities that qualify and those which will not qualify.

The examples include:

  • appeals to fund extra lessons 
  • non-uniform days 
  • schools fees 
  • appeals towards school running costs 
  • educational school trips 
  • sponsored events 
  • building appeals
  • auctions.