Claiming GiftAid from HMRC

If you are a registered charity and you fundraise online you’ve probably registered with HMRC to receive GiftAid (GA), worth an additional 25% of a donation made by a UK individual who is a taxpayer.

You may well choose to have your online donations managed by an organisation such as JustGiving who claim the GA on your behalf from HMRC. There is a cost involved ( a monthly fee and net GA of 20% instead of 25%).

Where you receive online donations via contactless card readers you often don’t receive donors’ details necessary for a GA claim.. Similarly where you operate bucket collections at an event or have collection cans located for example in a pub, you miss out on GiftAid.

You do however have the opportunity to make a claim direct to HMRC. You can read how to do this at

Where individual donations are £30 or less there is a special scheme called Gift Aid small donations scheme (GASDS) for such claims.

Organisations which are not registered charities can still claim GiftAid. You would need to register your organisation  with HMRC and provide information which established your credentials with them. Here’s a link which provides information on that aspect of GiftAid. –

I trust this information will prove useful to registered and unregistered charities. 

Apparently every year more than £500 million goes unclaimed, according to the Charity Finance Group.

YLIS presentation to StarMat schools

Elmet Lions Club President Maggie Hartley was delighted to be asked to go and talk to the young people at the STAR Mat student conference, I was there to raise awareness of Elmet Lions and launch the Young Leaders in Service Award – helping to raise aspirations and encourage volunteering.



Donations report 2023 – 4

Here are details of the donations we made during last year

(The club’s financial year runs from 1st July to 30th June)

1st All Saints Sherburn-In-Elmet Scout Group – Donation towards cost of two scouts attending summer trip – £400.00

St Leonard’s Hospice – Donation on behalf of Anne Sisson’s Son-in-Law – £100.00

Donation to Lions MD Youth Programme – £56.00

Donation to District 105N Youth Appeal – £30.00

Hope Semantu Learning Trust – Donation to Friends of Barlby High School for assistance with Great Selby Bike Ride – £500.00

Donation of batons to Sherburn Twirl Team – £198.00

Clothing Bank – £328.00

First Sherburn Rainbows – Donation from Sleigh Collection – £250.00

Purchase of two 30 minute flights for donation to Children with Cancer – £300.00

Donation towards Scouts attending Jamboree to be held in Morocco – £750.00

South Milford Cricket Club – Donation towards hire of toilets for Hog Roast event – £550.00

Donation to Vets5Pets on behalf of Woodhaven Second Chance Re-Homing for Dogs – £750.00

Tandem Riders Selby Bike Ride – £96.00

Donation towards the purchase of two egg chairs for South Milford Primary School – £150.00

Purchase of shed for use as Fattener Upper shed for Milford Hedgehogs – £950.00

Sherburn Villages Community Trust – Donation towards the Old Girls School – £150.00

Fairburn Cricket Club – 25.00

Sherburn Gymnastics Club – Donation toward cost of shirts with Lions Log – £1,200.00

Items donated within community – £100.00

Sherburn & Villages Community Trust – Donation from Sleigh Collections – £1,000.00

Sherburn Community Gymnastics Club – Donation from Sleigh Collections – £250.00

First South Milford Rainbows – Donation from Sleigh Collections – £250.00

Wetherby & District Scout Council – Donation from Sleigh Collections – £250.00

First Sherburn Rainbows – Donation from Sleigh Collections – £85.00

South Milford Brownies – Donation from Sleigh Collections – £85.00

First South Milford Rainbows – Donation from Sleigh Collections – £85.00

Selby & District Peter Pan Nursery – Donation from Sleigh Collections – £250.00

South Milford Flood Defence – Donation from Sleigh Collections – £250.00

St Leonard’s Hospice – Donation from proceeds of Selby Bike Ride – £1200.00

Martin House Children’s Hospice – Donation from proceeds of Selby Bike Ride – £1200.00

British Heart Foundation – Donation from proceeds of Selby Bike Ride – £1,200.00

Purchase of Easter Eggs for donation to local schools – £252.00

Stoves for Ukraine Appeal – £1000.00

GRAND TOTAL £14,240.00      33 Donations in total

Picnic Party in the Park

Don’t Miss Sherburn’s Free Event!

🎉 Join us for a day of fun and excitement at Eversley Park on Saturday, July 13th! 🎉
Sherburn Town Council welcomes you to an unforgettable event packed with:
🎸 Live Bands
🎠 Children’s Rides
🐮 Ian’s Mobile Farm
🎨 Face Painting
🍦 Ice Cream
🎯 Archery
🤹‍♂️ Entertainments
👑 Special Character Guests
And lots more!
Bring your picnic and enjoy a fantastic day out with family and friends. Plus, like and share this post for a chance to win a luxury hamper!
📅 Date: Saturday, July 13th
📍 Location: Eversley Park
See you there! 🌞✨

Young Leaders in Service

You’ll remember Ada – the young lady who rode the 45 miles in the Great Selby Bike Ride? Elmet Lions wanted to celebrate this through Lions District 105 North and she now has her certificate for Lions Young Leader in Service Bronze Award for 31 hours of service. Here’s her certificate and pin. They are in the post to her tomorrow ….First class!

Volunteer showcase

Elmet Lions will be at Sherburn Library on 5th June, 2024 between 10am and 12 noon. We will be showcasing and discussing what we do – how we do it – and more importantly how you can join us! See you there