Is This a Joke?

No. It is called Gift Aid.

How does Gift Aid work?

Gift Aid allows UK charities to claim back the basic rate tax already paid on donations by the donor. This means we can claim back from the government on your behalf 25p for every £1 donated, boosting the value of your giving by a quarter.

Are all donations eligible for Gift Aid?

You have to be earning above the tax limit to qualify.

Is it worth doing? It is an arresting title but how much money does it really bring in?

Well, this year St John’s received £21,929 in Gift Aid. A sum just short of twenty two thousand pounds is a substantial amount. We get it if you claim it. It is an extraordinary financial blessing to the churches of this country.

If you are not claiming Gift Aid then please have a word with James, our treasurer.