Sector leaders urge Chancellor to bring forward review of the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme
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Sector leaders urge Chancellor to bring forward review of the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme

6 Jul 2015 | Kirsty Weakley

Nine charity sector umbrella organisations have warned the  Chancellor that if he does not address the complexity issues surrounding the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme in Wednesday’s Budget, increasing the amount charities can claim may not have any benefit.

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Garfield Weston Foundation’s awards programme, which was created to encourage charities in the North East to apply for grants, has been opened to other parts of the North.

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The grantmaking community health charity, People’s Health Trust, announced today it will build a living wage requirement into all future funding applications.

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A Virgin Money donation of £1m to charities in the North East has been described as “paltry” by Labour MP for North Durham, Kevan Jones.

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