News and updates from the Charity Commission for England & Wales

Wednesday, February 01, 2017 9:49 AM | Doug Miles (Administrator)

Claiming a top-up payment on small charitable donations

Before 6 April 2017, you could only claim on small cash donations. Cash donations can be in coins or notes of any currency that have been collected and banked in the UK.

From 6 April 2017, you can also claim on donations made using ‘contactless’ technology, such as a contactless credit or debit card.

Independent examiner's report template (SORP FRS 102) charitable company

Use this template when independently examining a charitable company's accounts.

Accruals accounts pack (CC17) - SORP FRS 102 for charitable companies

Template to help company charities with income of £500,000 or less prepare their trustees' annual report and accruals accounts in accordance with Charities SORP FRS 102.

Charity accounting templates: accruals accounts (CC17) SORP FRS 102 for charitable companies

Templates for completing a charitable company's accounts by charitable activity for accounting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2015.

Trustees' annual report template (SORP FRS 102) charitable company

A pro-forma charitable company trustees' annual report.

Charities: detailed guidance notes

This guidance has been updated to reflect the rule changes for the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme from 6 April 2017. Chapter 8: The Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme is now covered over 2 guides - before 6 April 2017 and from 6 April 2017

The Association of Charity Independent Examiners

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