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E238 - The Great Gift Aid Hunt with David Michael

Updated: Apr 4, 2023

“…Now, more than ever, it’s vital to claim Gift Aid to support the causes that need it most” – David Michael

We spoke with David Michael, CEO and Co-founder of SwiftAid to talk about Gift Aid and some important deadlines that are coming up for charities.

1. The Great Gift Aid Hunt

As we approach the end of the tax year in the UK, there is estimated to be over half a billion pounds in unclaimed Gift Aid that could make a huge difference to charities. That’s why SwiftAid have launched the Great Gift Aid Hunt, providing charities with the opportunity to claim as much Gift Aid as they can. The deadline is 26th April so take a moment to think how you could be maximising your Gift Aid claims.

2. External factors

With the cost of living continuing to rise, it’s important that charities can increase their income without putting additional financial strain on their donors.

3. Easy solutions

SwiftAid have come to the market to smartly used their expertise to create a user-friendly, compliant and HMRC-approved system to make it easy for charities to maximise their Gift Aid claims. Remember, it’s much harder to retrospectively claim Gift Aid in subsequent tax years so do what you can now.

The Visa Video David mentioned in the episode can be found here:

You can also visit SwiftAid's website to find out more

This episode of Charity Chat has been brought to you by our platinum sponsor Work for Good. Work for Good believes everyone should be able to turn the work they do into good. Through their fundraising platform, they offer charities a way to engage and work with small businesses, including founders, owners and sole traders who want to make an impact for charities through their sales. To find out more, please visit

We hope you enjoy this week’s episode.

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