Retail Gift Aid Courses

Retail Gift Aid is important to the charity retail sector, raising around £45 million extra for good causes every year. Retail Gift Aid allows individuals who are UK taxpayers to donate the proceeds of sales made on their behalf by charity shops, which increases the value of every donation by 25 per cent.

But the Retail Gift Aid scheme is not without its complexities, which leads to many charities missing out on this vital extra income.

Delivered by Eproductive Ltd and based on the HMRC approved training guidance, this one day course aims to show you how any charity shop in the UK can effectively implement and operate the Retail Gift Aid scheme to the advantage of whichever cause you support.

The course will help you to:

  • Set up and run a Retail Gift Aid system in your shop
  • Improve any current systems you have and ensure they are compliant
  • Understand your legal requirements
  • Train your volunteers in operating a system

The course is aimed at those who are centrally responsible for Retail Gift Aid within their organisation.

Each course will run from 10am until 4.30pm, with registration from 9.30am. Lunch and refreshments are included with every booking.

A full breakdown of the course is available here.

You can attend a one day training course for only £70 plus VAT, with an expert trainer and a small group of delegates.

2019 training dates

We will be announcing our 2019 dates shortly. If you would like to be informed when these dates are confirmed please email Alex Angelakis, Membership and Events Officer, on

Bursary Places 

We are also able to offer a small number of bursary places on the course reducing the ticket price to £35 plus VAT. These places are aimed at charities who have five or fewer charity shops, to ensure we are providing training for both our largest and smallest members, and there is limited availability. If you would like to know more about this, or apply for a bursary place, please contact Alex Angelakis, via email: or telephone 020 7697 4080.

We also have non-member rates for attending the training, although priority is given to members. Please contact us for further details.

Cancellation Policy:
You can view our cancellation policy here.