Donations, large or small, regular or one-off, are welcomed by the Society at any time.
Covenants, donations and the GiftAid receivable on these all help to increase the annual income of the charity and will in most years go directly to those amongst our beneficiaries who are on the lowest income, making a real difference to their lives. The Society relies upon investment income to meet annual payments to beneficiaries and to run the charity. Surplus income is distributed as "Supplementary Grants" to those on the lowest income, so cash donations tend to be distributed directly in this way, without cost offsets.
If you wish to set up a Standing Order to the Society, for regular donations, please use the "Contact us" page to ask us for Bank Details.
If you are a UK tax-payer, please remember to GiftAid your donation, thereby allowing the Society to reclaim 25p for every £1 you donate.
From April 2000 there has been no limit on GiftAid so all donations now qualify for tax relief. Donations will be assumed to have been made net of basic rate tax, Donations will qualify for capital gains tax relief in addition to income tax relief, and higher rate taxpayers will be able to claim the difference above basic rate of income tax on their tax return.
To enable the Society to reclaim GiftAid, please complete and return this Gift Aid Declaration with your donation.
Gifts of Quoted Shares and Securities
Donations of shares will be treated as capital and added to the Society's investment portfolio, generating income for distribution into the future.
Donors are able to gift quoted shares and securities to the Society and obtain income tax relief on the full market value. The disposal will be treated as giving rise to no gain or loss for capital gains tax purposes.
Capital Gains Tax
Land or property or other items may be handed over to the Society without the donor becoming liable to capital gains tax on the gift. This enables the gift of assets which may have appreciated in value to be donated without capital gains tax penalty.