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Gift Aid

As a result of new guidance from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), all parishes will need to use new wording in all Gift Aid declarations that are signed after the end of this year (2012). However, parishes are encouraged to make the changes as soon as possible.

Key points

HMRC’s revised wording sets out that:

For full advice on Gift Aid declarations, please see:

Download forms

Declaration for single donations with Gift Aid (pdf)

Historical and future declarations with Gift Aid (pdf)

Diocesan Gift Aid Scheme

The diocesan office runs a Central Gift Aid Scheme which is available to all churches in the diocese. The scheme helps churches to maximise their income by making tax reclaims on their behalf on both their regular and pew donations.

This now includes the new Gift Aid Small donations Scheme (GASDS) which allows a Church to reclaim income tax on a further £5,000 net per year on all Open plate giving under £20 per donation. We do make a small charge for this service.

If you are interested in learning more about the central scheme or if you have any questions about the scheme you are running in your church please contact Alison Vincent, Gift Aid Officer on 01905 732802 or email