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.
You don’t need to know the identity of the donors or collect Gift Aid declarations, which makes it easier to claim on donations like street collections.
The eligibility rules for charities and CASCs have also been simplified.
Gift Aid means you can claim back 25p every time an individual donates £1 to your charity or community amateur sports club (CASC).
Find out more: Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme