Gift Aid (UK only)

Encourage UK donors to Gift Aid their donation (for UK organizations only).

Gift Aid is a UK tax incentive program that allows UK charities to claim an extra 25% from the UK government on eligible donations made by UK taxpayers, at no additional cost to the donor. As such, this option is available in the Checkout settings only for UK-based organizations.

Enabling Gift Aid

If your organization is based in the UK, you have the option to Enable Gift Aid for donors donating from the UK. Gift Aid does not apply to stock or cryptocurrency donations, so this screen will only be shown to donors making a money-based donation.


The text on the upper half of the screen is pre-set. A default legal text is provided, which can be edited as needed. It can also be localized and edited in each language in the Localization settings tab.

Placement in the donation flow

The Gift Aid screen's position in the flow depends on your other Checkout settings:

Integrations and exports

You can map the values 'Gift aid claimed' and 'Gift aid legal text' to your integrated platforms. The same two values are available as fields for export.

Are transaction costs eligible for Gift Aid?

Yes! The donor's entire contribution, transaction costs included, is eligible for Gift Aid.

The Fundraise Up platform fees you pay on each donation are also eligible for Gift Aid. Learn more →