What is Gift Aid?
If you are a taxpayer
Gift Aid is one of the simplest and most effective ways for an individual to donate to a charity. It is a scheme that allows a charity to reclaim 25p for every £1 that is donated, provided the donor is a taxpayer. It increases the amount of every donation by 25% at no extra cost to the individual donor.
The Diocese of Arundel and Brighton is a registered charity and every donation made in the weekly parish offertory collection is registered in a Diocesan account. The Diocese then reclaims the additional 25% and passes it back to each parish. In the last tax year our parish received over £22,000 from the scheme.
What does an Individual have to do?
You can then make a cash donation in the weekly collection in an envelope which is provided to you and which has an identifying number printed on it. The amount of cash is whatever amount you wish to donate and can vary from week to week.
Alternatively a donation can be paid by bank standing order. A standing order form can be found HERE.
and again needs to be returned to the presbytery. If you use this method you do not have to contribute to the weekly collection, though of course you are free to do so; you will be provided with extra envelopes to use for second collections and for special collections such as Christmas and Easter. The amount of your standing order donation can be varied by you as you wish. You are in control of the amount of your donations.
If you are NOT a taxpayer
If you are not a taxpayer but wish to donate by standing order instead of the weekly cash collection then you can do so by completing a standing order form which can be found here and return it to the presbytery. The amount of your standing order donation can be varied by you as you wish. You are in control of the amount of your donations.
If you would like any further information about the Gift Aid scheme then please contact either of the following:
Nick Price – 07711 243419,
or David Beglan – 01323 656465,
or email GiftaidRansomagnes@Gmail.com
Thank you for your support
The Arundel and Brighton Diocesan Trust is a Registered Charity no 252878