GIFT AID at St Andrew’s Thornton Heath
Gift Aid is a government scheme that allows all charities to claim an additional 25p back in tax for every £1 that is donated. For us at St Andrew’s, weekly collections (standing orders and cash collections) are our main source of income. We encourage all our parishioners who are UK taxpayers to participate in the scheme.
What you can do to help
The conditions are very simple. You must currently be paying UK tax and have paid sufficient income tax or capital gains tax to cover the amount reclaimed by the parish. You must inform the parish office should your tax position changes. All UK tax payers including people on state pensions are eligible. All you need to do is to sign the Gift Aid Declaration Form and preferably tick the second box wherever possible. We encourage you to make your donations by standing order as this gives you the convenience to continue with your weekly or monthly payments uninterrupted even when you are away on holidays or business. It also allows us to plan for a consistent level of income.
We also would like you to have a box of gift aid envelopes for second collections or top ups. If you put your donations in the basket then we are not able to claim any tax back. However, we will be able to claim if you just put your donations in the envelopes given to you. These envelopes will run from 6 April to the following 5 April to align with the tax year. All participants will be given a new box each year with your own unique envelope number.
Would you like your donations to be gift aided?
If you would like your donations to be gift aided, and we hope you will, St Andrew’s will be able to maximise the tax claim allowable under current tax rules. Please download the Gift Aid Declaration Form and the Standing Order Form to complete, sign and send or email the forms back to the presbytery at 45 Brook Road, Thornton Heath, Surrey CR7 7RD or give them to any member of the pastoral team.
Please do not hesitate to email St. Andrews RC Church firstname.lastname@example.org should you require further information.
For more information, read the Gift Aid Mass Talk and the Gift Aid Presentation Slides.
With your support and generosity we can make a difference together.