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Gift Aid increase needed to tackle Covid-19 fundraising shortfall, say charity leaders

The level of Gift Aid charities receive should be boosted to tackle income shortfalls from the Covid-19 pandemic, according to charity leaders.

A group of charities and voluntary sector organisations, including Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), the Institute of Fundraising and the Charity Finance Group, want the government to temporarily increase the Gift Aid level that can be claimed on donations.

The call comes as charities look tackle a major drop in income caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to research from the group, charities are, on average, planning for their income to drop by a quarter this year.

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