‘This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of God’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God’
2 Corinthians 9: 12
Knighton Free Church relies entirely on the giving of its members and regular attendees to finance all of its groups and ministries.
Gifts to the Knighton General Fund will be used for:
- Paying our staff
- Running and maintaining our premises
- Running the various groups and ministries within the church
- Supporting our mission partners, in the UK and overseas
As a charitable trust, we are governed by charity law. Our accounts are submitted annually and our Trustees ensure the money is used for the purpose for which it was given. Copies of the accounts will be made available if you would like to see them.
How to give
One of the best ways you can give is by standing order; this reduces administration for the Church and ensures your giving is regular and consistent. You can also give a donation to different ministries of the church.
Giving by standing order for taxpayers
If you are a UK tax payer and would like to give by standing order, please follow the instructions contained on the Gift Aid Declaration.
Giving by cash or cheque for taxpayers
If you are a UK taxpayer and would like to give cash or cheque, please complete the Gift Aid Declaration form only.
Giving by standing order for non-taxpayers
If you are not a taxpayer (eg if you are a student or not earning enough to pay tax this year) you can set up a standing order with your bank and ignore the gift aid declaration. Giving by standing order is the most efficient way to give to the Church.
Why gift aid? Filling in the gift aid declaration will enable us to claim back from HM Revenue and Customs approximately £25 for every £100 given (that being the amount of tax at the basic rate you will have paid on the money you are giving). As you can imagine, this provides a significant increase in the Church’s income in return for a little paperwork.
What if my circumstances change? If your circumstances change and you’d like to increase, reduce or stop your giving, you are free to do so at any point. If you cease to be a taxpayer, please let us know so we can stop claiming tax from HMRC at the appropriate point in the tax year.
How often shall I make payments? Weekly, monthly, quarterly or annually – although monthly is preferable for us as it makes financial management easier.
What if I wish to give an additional one-off gift? This is fine and can be made for any amount. The gift aid declaration you have made on this form means that we are able to claim back the tax you have paid on any amount you give.
If I give cash or cheque, how do I ensure the tax can be claimed back on my gift? If giving by cheque, just mark all cheques on the back with the gift aid number the Treasurer will give you. If giving by cash, please use an envelope and mark with your gift aid number.