Why can't I claim Gift Aid if I am a close relative?


When a fundraiser signs up to our website they must answer the following question:

If the fundraiser selects "Yes" this means each time someone tries to donate to their page a fourth question will appear when trying to claim gift aid:


So this means the charity cannot reclaim Gift Aid on your donation if you’re related to the fundraiser in any of these ways:

  • Wife or husband
  • Brother or sister
  • A direct descendant or ancestor (e.g. father, grandfather, daughter, granddaughter)
  • Wife or husband of someone related to the fundraiser in any of the above ways


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