UK organizations can simultaneously be registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales, the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator and Charity Commission of Northern Ireland. Registered charities can apply to be recognized by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
You can find more information about registered charities on the "Charities and tax" page on the UK Government website.
Gift Aid Qualifications
If you are a registered charity with any of the three UK charity organizations, certain donations may be eligible for Gift Aid. You can learn more about Gift Aid and eligibility here. Gift Aid provides a great opportunity for donors to increase the value of their donations to a charity. A donor provides a declaration stating that they wish to make their gift or gifts tax claim eligible, and the registered charity can claim the tax for this donation through HMRC thereby adding to the original gift amount.
In Keela, we help automate the process of recording Gift Aid declarations and submitting Gift Aid claims to the HRMC.