Annual census, capitation payment and gift aid reclaim

posted 29 Dec 2016, 13:26 by Blackhill Scouts, Cubs and Beavers
In January each year we complete a census return for our group, which includes section numbers, age profiles and other demographics.  We also pay capitation fees of about £45 per member to support scouting nationally, in the county and in the district.  Capitation is our largest outgoing each year and we pay it and other bills from members monthly subs.  As a charity we can claim gift aid on monthly subs donations and typically try to reclaim gift aid at about the same time we pay capitation.  Sometimes we need to check gift aid records and may contact parents / guardians via the OSM system.