Gift Aid is a method, approved by HMRC, of substantially increasing the value of your offerings at absolutely no cost or inconvenience to you. Your donations are whatever you feel you can afford and need not be a fixed commitment. Whatever you give is gratefully received as your personal support to the Parish. Gift Aid can be applied to all your donations whether regular or occasional and you can stop, start or vary what you pay whenever you decide; and no one will 'chase' you for money.
If you are happy to confirm the following statement: I am a UK taxpayer and understand that, if I pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax in the current year than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations, it is my responsibility to pay any difference. Please treat as gift aid donation, all qualifying gifts of money made from the date of this declaration, or since ...........................
If you pay Income Tax at either the Lower or Basic Rate then Gift Aid will not normally affect you, unless the amount we seek to reclaim from HMRC exceeds or is likely to exceed the total tax you will pay in the tax year. Your total 'Tax Paid' for the year includes both Income Tax and any Capital Gains Tax paid on the sale of shares or investments.
For example, if your donation was £5.00 per week, the Parish would be able to claim an extra £65.00 thus boosting your annual gift of £260 to £325 at absolutely no cost to you. Similarly if you pay £1000 per annum your gift will be transformed into more than £1250
As a higher rate tax payer you are allowed to reclaim for yourself the difference between the Basic and Higher Rates of Tax (currently 20%). Thus, an offering of £260, less your tax refund, would actually cost you only £208, but the Parish would still have received £325.
You will be allocated a Personal Identification Number known only to you and to the Gift Aid Organiser. The amounts you give can only be identified by the Gift Aid Organiser who keeps all such information strictly confidential.
Every gift whether large or small is greatly valued, but if you feel able to make a regular monthly donation, you can do this by standing order or internet banking. Any envelope labelled with your membership number, may be used for regular or extra donations.
Personalised weekly envelopes with your membership number, will be issued and blank envelopes are also available in the church vestibule. Your Christmas & Easter donations for the Clergy can also be Gift Aided.
If you are not using the Official Gift Aid Envelopes, you can still use the envelopes kept in the church vestibule. Please add your Personal Number (or your name if you have not yet signed up to the Gift Aid Scheme) on the envelope so that we can identify it for tax purposes.