Gift Aid and Donations
How can you financially support your Parish?
Below are three forms:
A Gift Aid Declaration Form
This form must be completed and returned to the Parish Office in order for us to claim the Gift Aid on your donations. We can then issue you with a pre-printed pack of envelopes.
A Standing Order Form
This is for you to complete if you wish to set up donations by Standing Order. Please complete this form and take it / send it to your bank or the Parish Office can send it in for you. Please could let the Parish Office know that you have set up a Standing Order. Please remember to complete a Gift Aid Declaration Form and return it to the Parish Office as well. If you would also like a set of pre-printed envelopes for the Special Collections, that can be arranged.
A Direct Debit Mandate Form.
Please complete this form if you wish to set up a Direct Debit and return the form to the Parish Office where it will be processed by the Diocese, or directly to the Diocese at St Edmund's House (address on the form) but please could you let the Parish Office know that you have sent it! Please remember to complete a Gift Aid Declaration Form and return it to the Parish Office as well. If you would also like a set of pre-printed envelopes for the Special Collections, that can be arranged.
Hard copies of the forms are available from the Office.
As you may know, Gift Aid is a way of getting back from the Taxman some of the tax you have already paid! The Government operates a scheme called Gift Aid that allows charities to claim the basic rate tax on every pound donated. Giving under Gift Aid means that so much more money can be raised at no extra cost to our donors.
The parish can claim 25% of your giving as Gift Aid - which is a tremendous help!
This also applies to all the special collections that we hold - all of the charities will be able to claim 25%
of your donation or we can claim it on their behalf.
Remember: it won't cost you any extra!
The Parish relies on the generosity of its parishioners for its very existence.
May God bless you.