Gift Aid

TAX EFFICIENT GIVING

Making your giving tax efficient through Gift Aid helps our church to be financially stable and gives us the resources we need for our ministry and mission.

Gift Aid is a generous government scheme which allows churches and charities to claim the tax that you have paid on your giving. The government wants to give this money because they know the positive and good work that churches and charities do in our society.  So how does it work?

Firstly, let's say you give £10 to St Cuthbert's. The church is registered for Gift Aid and has a Gift Aid secretary who does all the work.

If you are a UK taxpayer, all you need to do is to sign a Gift Aid declaration which is provided by our Gift Aid secretary. Our Gift Aid secretary is then able to claim the tax that you have paid on your donations resulting in the church receiving an additional 25p for every £1 you donate.  Your £10 will become £12.50 at no extra cost or effort to you! It all adds up and each year our church receives thousands of pounds in Gift Aid claimed from the taxman, courtesy of the government.

All you have to understand is that, if you pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all your donations in a tax year, it is your responsibility to pay any difference.

                   If you require any further information, please contact Sue Greer on 01704 212640 or                             email: susangreer67@gmail.com