Shown below is the schedule of “Second Collections” which will be made over the year.
The first column shows (in black) National Organisations, for which we are required to take up a collection and then send the funds directly to them. It is usual for such organisations to supply their own collection envelopes, which include a “Gift Aid” declaration form. If you want – and are able – to allow them to collect the extra 25% from the Tax Authorities, we encourage you to complete the declaration.
The second column shows (in red) four Diocesan collections, and the third shows the four collections made at St Benet’s for the Benefit of our Parish. Note that Our Lady of Perpetual Succour has 8 second collections for “Church and Grounds” and may use slightly different dates for some of the others. For both of these categories, the parish is able to make a “Gift Aid ” reclaim, so long as the parishioner has completed the necessary declaration and places their donation in the relevant envelope. Also shown (in BLUE) are the two Flower Collections AND FOR 2018, TWO “SPECIAL” COLLECTIONS which are NOT eligible for Gift Aid reclaim.
If you are registered for “Gift Aid”, please ensure you keep Second Collection envelopes aside for the dates shown, to enable us to reclaim the tax you have already paid.
If you are not yet registered, – and meet the basic requirement of paying Income Tax equivalent to all your Gift Aid donations – PLEASE consider joining our parish scheme and enable us to benefit from the 25% bonus on your generous donations – at no extra cost to yourself!
|SECOND COLLECTIONS, 2018 – Gift Aid Eligibility|
|Use their own “Gift Aid” envelopes, if provided.||Use Parish “Gift Aid” Envelopes.||Use Parish “Gift Aid” Envelopes.|
|28-Jan||RACIAL JUSTICE SUNDAY|
|11-Feb||(Special) FR CHARLES|
|11-Mar||CHURCH & GROUNDS MAINTENANCE|
|18-Mar||Easter Flowers (tbc)|
|22-Apr||PRIESTS’ TRAINING FUND|
|20/27 May||CHRISTIAN AID (tbc)|
|03-Jun||CHURCH & GROUNDS MAINTENANCE|
|08-Jul||APOSTLESHIP of the SEA|
|05-Aug||CHURCH & GROUNDS MAINTENANCE|
|21-Oct||MISSIO / APF|
|04-Nov||CARITAS / ST EDMUND’S FUND|
|25-Nov||DIOCESAN YOUTH SERVICE|
|02-Dec||CHURCH & GROUNDS MAINTENANCE|
|09-Dec||Christmas Flowers (tbc)|
|16-Dec||DEPENDENT PRIESTS’ FUND|