Under rules introduced in April 2013, all cash donations
of £20 or less made at a service of 10 or more people
will attract Gift Aid
even if the donor has not filled in a form. The
PCC can claim Gift Aid for up to £8,000 of such
donations. Above this level (which might happen
towards the end of a year, hopefully) or for any cash
donations of over £20 or for cheques of any value, the
yellow envelopes will have to be used. They can
be found in the church (but please
remember to fill in your details - it's vital).
Otherwise, the process is easy: if
you want to donate regularly and you want the tax you
paid to be refunded to the Church, then please fill in
the Gift Aid Declaration; and if you want to use a
standing order rather than the weekly envelopes, then
please fill in the standing order form for either the
Unrestricted or the Restoration Fund.
An alternative would be
to use the Parish Giving Scheme, which is co-ordinated
by Gloucester Diocese; it is better because it claims
the gift aid in the same month and so helps to improve
our cash flow and to reduce our administration.
Obviously, it is nice to
have income on a regular basis to help with budgeting
but donations at any time are always welcome.
Please don't leave it just to others to help.
In any case or for
further information, please contact the