Thursday, January 9, 2014

Gift Aid can help

Can it be suggested that, like St Joseph's in Gateshead, congregations at EF Masses be encouraged to Gift Aid their contributions (by collection or otherwise). There is no extra cost to the donor, simply put your donation in a specially numbered envelope and the Government returns an extra 25% (or the current rate of income tax) of your donation to the church. The only stipulation is that you must be a UK taxpayer. The only person knowing who you are is the Gift Aid organiser of the parish and, hopefully, they will be so busy logging the envelopes they won't have the time (or inclination) to check which number refers to which member of the congregation. LMS subscriptions can also be treated in this way.

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