Gift Aid: Maximizing the benefits and reducing the pitfalls – Part one (Morning)

Tue 09 Nov 2021

10.00am -12noon Virtual - fully booked


Gift Aid provides a significant additional source of funding for most churches, but there are real dangers if churches try to stretch the benefits too far. This course - which is split into two parts - will look at Gift Aid in detail and examine all the requirements that it imposes as well as identifying ways in which churches can maximise their use of it.

Part one of the course covers aspects such as:

  • Legal requirements;
  • Paperwork;
  • Audit trail;
  • Is it a gift?.

Please note: This course is taking place is in two parts - and we advise delegates to book both parts at once. 

Course information

Please note: This is the first of two sessions that now form ACAT’s new online “Gift Aid” course.

The training will be provided by Zoom.  If you don’t have an existing Zoom account, you will be prompted to download the free software once you’ve clicked on the link that we’ll provide you with.

After paying for your place, a member of the ACAT team will be in touch with full joining details.

Course Leader

Andrew Burgess

Andrew Burgess

Andrew spent over 40 years working in tax. He was a tax inspector for 13 years and was in charge of a special investigation unit. He joined a large international accounting practice in 1984. He was co-author of Tolleys Charities manual for 20 years and has written a number of other books on charity tax.

He left practice in 2003 and worked for 11 years as a lecturer for a training company providing CPE training for accountants all over the UK. In retirement he has been treasurer of his local Baptist church in Northamptonshire and is chairman of the Baptist Building Fund. He has also served on the F & A Committee of the Baptist Union.