• DO YOU PAY TAX? Then please join the Gift Aid Scheme

    If you have an income (wage, salary, pension or investment income) on which you pay U.K. Income Tax, you can boost the donations you are currently making to your parish by 25% without giving any extra!

    It works like this.............

    For example, if you give £104 each year (£2.00 per week) to the Church, you would have paid Income Tax of £26.00 on the amount. By completing a Gift Aid declaration, you give the Church authority to reclaim this amount of Tax from the Inland Revenue.

    This is equivalent to a bonus of 25 pence on every £1 donated.

    If you give each week This amounts to each year Income Tax reclaimed Real amount of your gift
    £1 £52 £13 £65
    £3 £156 £39 £195
    £5 £260 £65 £325
    £10 £520 £130 £650
  • Complete a Gift Aid Declaration and hand it to your Parish Gift Aid Organiser or your Parish Priest. Make your contributions to the Church by Weekly Numbers Envelope, Bankers Order or Cheque.

What is Gift Aid?

  • It is a scheme designed to encourge donors who must be taxpayers to sign a declaration form so that all their dononations to the charity (R.C.Diocese of Southwark) can be treated as Gift Aid dononations.

    In Order for the parish to benefit from your dononations:
    ♰ You must be a U.K. Taxpayer.
    ♰ You must complete a Gift Aid Declation.
    ♰ Your contribution must be easily identified as coming from you.


How much tax must I pay?

  • You can join the Gift Aid Scheme providing you are a U,K. Taxpayer and pay an amount of income tax at least equal to the amount of any refund reclaimed by the parish on your donations.


Do I have to make a Binding Commitment?

  • No. Gift Aid is not a binding commitment and the parish will only claim back a tax refund on the actual amount you have given. You will not be asked to make up any missed payments, unless you choose to do so.


What happens if I change my address?


What if I stop paying Income Tax?


Can I change the amount I give?

  • Yes, You can increase or decreas the amount you give at any time without having to complete a new declaration.


Is Gift Aid Confidential?

  • Yes. You do not have to disclose details of your income, savings, pensions or any other personal details.


What if I move to another parish?

  • If you have already signed a Gift Aid Declaration, all you have to do is to advise your new Parish Organiser of this fact and continue to use a method of payment that is easily recordable by the new parish.


How do I go about signing a Gift Aid Declaration?

  • Ask your Parish Gift Aid Organiser or Parish Priest for a form, Click here for Parish Office Contacts
    You can download the Gift Aid Declaration form by Click here, once you have completed the form, you can hand-over the form to the Parish Office team

    It simply asks you to give your name and address and your consent so that all your donations can be treated as Gift Aid donations.
    You should sign and date the form. ONE MINUTE IS ALL IT TAKES.


How does the Gift Aid system work?

  • The parish needs to be able to prove to the Inland Revenue that they have kept proper records of your gifts.
    If you prefer to give by cash, then you must use the numbered envelope system (supplied by the parish) or give by cheque or Bank Order. In other words, if you put your gift in the plate "loose" i.e. without using a numbered envelope (unique to you), then regrettably the parish would be unable to identify the cash as coming from you and would not benefit from your generosity.


How does the Gift Aid system work?

  • The parish needs to be able to prove to the Inland Revenue that they have kept proper records of your gifts.
    If you prefer to give by cash, then you must use the numbered envelope system (supplied by the parish) or give by cheque or Bank Order. In other words, if you put your gift in the plate "loose" i.e. without using a numbered envelope (unique to you), then regrettably the parish would be unable to identify the cash as coming from you and would not benefit from your generosity.


I am already giving to my parish in the Offertory Collection, will it cost me more to join the Gift Aid Scheme? Is this something extra?

  • No - It will cost you nothing extra. You are not being asked to give more money, simply to sign a declaration so that the parish can reclaim the tax refund on your giving.
    The Inland Revenue is only handing back to the parish the income tax you already paid, so it will not affect you in any way.


Gift Aid Declaration Form?