Campaign launched to help bridge the Gift Aid gap

11th June 2024

Charities Aid Foundation reports that a massive £564 million of Gift Aid goes unclaimed every year in the UK! We've launched a campaign because we don’t want to be part of that statistic, and the people we support can’t afford for us to miss out on this extra funding.

We have an entirely new database, so we're starting from scratch with Gift Aid declarations. This means even if you’ve done it before, we really need your help to make sure we're able to claim as much as possible on top of the generous donations you're already giving.


So, what is Gift Aid exactly? The scheme, available to charities, allows claims of an extra 25p from HMRC for every £1 donated by individuals paying the basic tax rate. This means we can make your donations go further, at no cost to you.

Fundraising Manager, Joe Logan says: “Our charity faces consistently increasing demand as more people come to us for help. Completing a gift aid declaration form lets us stretch every donation to support as many people as possible. It’s such a simple, easy way to boost our Project’s resources. We need to get the word out to everyone we can.”

He continues: ”£5 runs our washing machine for the day and £10 feeds 5 people for breakfast. It may not seem like a lot, but it really does add up.”


Across 2023, 1,085 individuals were accessing support at our Project, and we served a total of 20,963 meals. Based on the current demand, our projected service for 2024 is 26,712 meals. In 2024, recorded numbers of rough sleepers are the highest they’ve been since counting began; it’s 120% higher than 2010, and 61% higher than 2014!

The demand for emergency care at the charity – breakfast and lunch each weekday; food parcels; provision of clothing, sleeping bags and toiletries; access to showers and laundry; access to GP and dental services – has reached unprecedented levels. Our Project is the busiest it has ever been, and getting busier at an unsustainable rate.


We don't receive any government funding, so are entirely reliant on your donations. Adding an extra 25% to any monetary donation, no matter how big or small, will help The Archer Project support people experiencing homelessness in Sheffield today.

Please help us bridge the Gift Aid gap by ticking the box at:


Every single extra penny we can get adds up to make even more of a difference to some of the most vulnerable members of our community. The cost of living crisis has had a huge impact, but a small action you can take right now can make a big impact too. Thank you!

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