Claim Gift Aid online

Your charity or community amateur sports club (CASC) can use online services to claim:

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Before you start

Your charity or CASC will need to:

How to claim

You’ll be asked to attach a ‘schedule spreadsheet’ before you log in. You can claim for up to 1,000 donations on each spreadsheet.

You can also claim through eligible software, like a database.

When to claim

Your deadline to claim depends on what you’re claiming on and how your charity is set up. You must keep records for 2 years after the deadline.

Register with Charities Online

If you do not have an online account with HMRC you’ll need to register and enrol by selecting ‘Charities’ as a new user.

To register and enrol you’ll need to enter your charity’s:

  • postcode
  • HMRC reference (up to 5 numbers, starts with 1 or 2 letters)
  • customer account number (add a zero to the start if it’s 9 digits) or the last 4 digits of your bank account number

Your activation code

When you enrol, you’ll be sent an activation code through the post. It can take a week to arrive and is valid for 28 days. Activate Charities Online by logging in to Online Services and entering your code.