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Shelfield United Football Club are proud to hold Community Amateur Sports Club (CASC) status. Since July 2017 the club has benefited from additional income via this scheme. The Community Amateur Sports Club (CASC) scheme was introduced in 2002 by the then Labour Government to support grass roots sport. The legislation recognises the importance of sport in the community by allowing local amateur sports clubs to register with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) as a sports club rather than a business for rates and tax purposes. As such, clubs can benefit from a range of tax reliefs, including Gift Aid and rate relief.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: How do I participate?

A: As long as you pay income tax you can complete a simple Gift Aid declaration form (link below), hand it back to your manager or any member of the committee and we will do the rest.

Q: Does it cost me anything?

A: No, the club simply claims back tax you have already paid the government

Q: How much money will the club make?
A: The current rate is 25p for every pound in subscriptions you pay. For a player paying £22 per month in subs this will increase the overall donation to £27.50 once the Gift Aid has been claimed

Q: Can I opt out at any time?
A: Yes – just notify either our treasurer, Pete Grice, or any other member of the committee

Q: What if I stop working?
A: Tell us immediately so we can notify HMRC that we will no longer be claiming against your donations

Q: Do I have to tell the tax man I am doing this?
A: In most cases no, we take care of everything. If however you complete an annual Self Assessment you need to record your Gift Aid payments on your form so you can claim additional tax relief. Please consult your tax accountant for further information.