NAVCA welcomes support for small charities in Queen’s speech
Today’s Queen’s speech included a Small Donations bill. This bill will allow charities to claim top-up payments similar to Gift Aid on small donations totalling up to £5,000 a year without individual paperwork. It will put in place support for small charities that was first announced in the Budget in March 2011.
Neil Cleeveley, Director of Policy and Communications, said:
“NAVCA is delighted to see the Small Donations Bill in the Government’s legislative plans. This measure to get top-up payments similar to Gift Aid for small cash donations could make a significant difference to thousands of local charities.”
“This looks like a measure that could help the Government achieve its aim of making running a charity easier. We look forward to seeing more details but it is a nice reminder that the majority of charities are small and that a huge difference can be made with relatively small amounts of money.”