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Gift Aid Scheme

Ann Ferguson
01292 316 955

Gift Aid Scheme

The Gift Aid scheme allows the Church to recover a significant amount of income tax on all of a member’s givings in a year.  The only condition is that the member must have paid income tax to at least the value being recovered by the Church.

A Gift Aid donation is simple to make. Members only have to sign a single Gift Aid declaration to confirm that they wish all their contributions to the Church to be treated as Gift Aid donations. The declaration remains in force until withdrawn. There is no Inland Revenue requirement that the member must make a forward commitment to an agreed amount. This is clearly the best way of giving to the Church.

Gift aid payments can be made by bank standing order, by using WFO envelopes (cash or cheque) or by cheque, but not by cash in the open plate.

All donors will receive notes of their annual contributions to make the entries on their tax return forms.

Does it cost me more?

No! That's what makes it great. Any cash donations that you make to the church after making a declaration are treated as being made after deduction of income tax at the basic rate, and we can reclaim the basic rate income tax paid on the gift from HMRC.

Who can donate?

Anyone can donate to the Church, however Gift Aid can only be reclaimed on money donated by UK taxpayers. Non-UK taxpayers can make donations but the donation will not be eligible for a tax reclaim.

How can I sign up?

Anyone who is interested in making a Gift Aid declaration should contact our Gift Aid Organiser Ann Ferguson 01292 316955 for further information.