Our Services


At GAIN we provide 4 core services:


  • Gift Aid Consultancy: This comprises a full in-depth review (or ‘Health Check’) of all your fundraising activities.
  • Gift Aid ‘Mock Audit’: We undertake a ’mock’ audit so that in the event that HMRC does decide to inspect your Gift Aid, you can know you are compliant.
  • Gift Aid Training: To ensure that you are always up to date with Gift Aid regulations and requirements, we provide both public and in-house training on all aspects of Gift Aid.
  • Gift Aid Strategy Planning: Because Gift Aid and its application are not necessarily straight forward, we find that this often reveals opportunities for Gift Aid which you may not have realised were available


In addititon we provide advice and consultancy on all other aspects of Gift Aid. These include :


  • Gift Aid on Small donations Scheme
  • Retail Gift Aid
  • Gift Aid on events
  • Specific fundraising activities – charity dinners, challenge events, community fundraising etc. 

However, Gift Aid is continually evolving so if you are currently undertaking Gift Aid in your fundraising or just thinking about an application for Gift Aid and are not sure if it is compliant, please email me or call on 020 8868 1307 for an initial no obligation chat .


About Us

GAIN has been established by Barry Gower. Barry originally qualified as a Civil Engineer in South Africa. After achieving registration as a Professional Engineer, he moved into the commercial world, joining the P-E Consulting Group as a Senior Management consultant. 

Having gained an MBA, he took over the family hotel and consulting business and was particularly involved in the importation and distribution of Scotch whisky.

Barry came to the United Kingdom in 1986 and was involved in a financial organisation, specialising in international trade and finance. He then established his own company importing and distributing domestic electrical appliances.  His customers included Harrods, John Lewis Partnership, Selfridges,  House of Fraser amongst others.


In 2004 he established GAIN The Gift Aid Consultancy, after spending the seven years involved in the sale and implementation of membership and fundraising software to organisations and charities. Since the introduction of New Gift Aid in April 2000 he has become particularly interested in the application and collection of Gift Aid. 


Barry  brings a strong financial and business approach to fundraising. His objective in setting upGAIN is to offer a range of services to Charities which will improve their efficiencies and at the same time provide them with a very real and measurable increase in their income stream


What's New


Online Training

The next date is 23 May 2023. Click link for booking details.



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