Gift Aid is a formal, but flexible, arrangement of giving to the Church.
It can take one or more of the following forms:
Since the Church is a registered charity, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) will refund to the parish, tax already paid by individuals on money given in church collections. So if you are a tax payer it would be of great financial benefit to the parish if you were to make a gift aid declaration. If you are a higher rate tax payer, you may be able to reclaim the difference between the standard tax rate and your higher rate from HMRC. Further information regarding Gift Aid can be found on the HMRC website or from the local tax office. Our Parish Gift Aid Administrator, Lech Handzel-Bonavia, is happy to help and to provide further information.
If you wish to join the OLC Gift Aid scheme or to give by standing order, please e-mail Lech using the link below with your address, and he will get a form to you as soon as possible.
Any Gift Aider who wishes to make a gift by cheque and wishes that gift to be eligible for Gift Aid, should please ensure that the cheque is made payable to "OLC Saffron Walden".
Contact: Lech Handzel-Bonavia.