Gift Aid offers taxpayers who
donate cash to registered charities the opportunity
of increasing the real value of their donations by 28 pence in every pound.
In other words - if you are a taxpayer and if you give, say £5, every week to St Brigids - by signing the simple form shown here you allow St Brigids at the end of the year to claim £72.80 from the taxman! Better still, it doesnt cost you a penny!!
Are there any catches? No. Provided you pay income tax AND you make your donations via our collection envelopes or by direct debit, all you need do is sign the form and we do the rest. It's as simple as that. And you only need to sign it once - no need to renew it each year.
Please contact the Parish Priest (or E. Somerville, our Parish Gift Aid Organiser on 01698 382294) for further information or you can download the Giftaid Declaration form here.
Further information regarding Gift Aid can also be found on the Inland Revenue website:
Many thanks to all parishioners who participated in the Gift Aid scheme last year. In May 2003 St Brigids was able to recover £13,690 from the taxman. Enough to renew all windows in the church with new double glazing units - at no cost to anyone!
Thank You !