Gift Aid is good news for the Church:


  • It increases our offering by 28 per cent
  • No minimum contribution is required
  • No particular amount has to be promised
  • There is no fixed term during which contributions must be made
  • Tax may be recovered retrospectively to 6 April 2000

All that is required is that the donor must:


  • pay UK income tax or capital gains tax, at any rate, at least equal to the amount of tax being reclaimed
  • give offering through offering envelopes or by banker's order or cheque to establish the necessary audit trail
  • sign a Gift Aid Declaration. This is a simple form which gives the name of the congregation and the donor's name and address (including postcode). The donor signs and dates the form under these words: "I want the congregation to treat all donations I have made since 6th April 2000, and all donations I make from the date of this declaration until I notify you otherwise, as Gift Aid donations."

Download the Gift Aid Declaration here in portable document [.pdf] format.

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