For UK tax payers Gift Aid provides a really valuable way of increasing the amount of money a charity gets from your donation. Completing a Gift Aid Declaration form allows the Church to claim an extra 25p for every £1 you donate at no extra cost to you. So for every £1 you pay in income tax you can ask for Gift Aid to be claimed on £4 of your giving. It may only seem like a few pounds to you, but when everything is added up it makes a significant contribution; a claim is submitted on a quarterly basis for an additional £4-5,000!
But Gift Aid is not a passive action, you need to first complete a declaration that says you are a UK tax payer and that we can reclaim the tax on donations that you make, and then after that we need to be able to identify your donations. There are a couple of ways you can do this, either setting up a standing order direct to the Church bank account (with a specific reference that we give you) or putting your offering in a numbered envelope (we will supply you with an anonymous set to use).
To register for Gift Aid, or for further information, please download the form below and return it to Michelle Fahey or Kym Stewart our Church Finance Officers.
Download here: Gift Aid Declaration Form