What is Swiftaid?
Did you know charities miss out on approximately £500m of unclaimed Gift Aid every year?
Swiftaid was developed with the support of HMRC and public money from Innovate UK to maximise tax relief for charity and UK taxpayers.
JustGiving has partnered with Swiftaid to help make missed Gift Aid a thing of the past by removing the burden of admin from charities and their supporters.
Swiftaid is an FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) regulated entity which is recognized and approved by HMRC.
You can check out the Swiftaid website here - https://www.swiftaid.co.uk/
Is donation data shared with anyone for any purpose other than Gift Aid?
Taxpayer and donation data is only shared between JustGiving and Swiftaid for the specific purpose of claiming Gift Aid.
Will my details and declarations be shared with charities?
Charities that are on the scheme do not get access to your taxpayer details.
Swiftaid centralizes your taxpayer data and submits the relevant Gift Aid claims to HMRC directly or in some cases the Gift Aid declarations to a Gift Aid agent for submission to HMRC.
How does it work?
When you add Gift Aid through JustGiving, your Gift Aid declaration is registered on the Swiftaid database. Once this is active, any eligible donation you make in the current tax year to a charity participating in the scheme can have Gift Aid automatically added to it with no additional action required from you. Joining is free so this is a handy way for charities to maximise the amount of Gift Aid they collect at no extra cost to them. As a donor, you can access and manage your Swiftaid account here, cancel an authorisation, update your taxpayer details as well as receive an end of year statement of your Gift Aid claims.
How can I remove myself from Swiftaid’s database?
To remove your details from the Swiftaid database, you can access the Swiftaid settings area and choose to close your account or deactivate it here.