Second Collections Planned

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!

Just click here to learn more about the “Gift Aid” scheme.

 

SECOND COLLECTIONS, 2018 – Gift Aid Eligibility
Date National Diocesan Parish
Use their own “Gift Aid” envelopes, if provided. Use Parish “Gift Aid” Envelopes. Use Parish “Gift Aid” Envelopes.
14-Jan PAX CHRISTI
28-Jan RACIAL JUSTICE SUNDAY
04-Feb (Special) TONY
11-Feb (Special) FR CHARLES
25-Feb CAFOD
11-Mar CHURCH & GROUNDS MAINTENANCE
18-Mar Easter Flowers (tbc)
25-Mar LENTEN ALMS
30-Mar HOLY PLACES
22-Apr PRIESTS’ TRAINING FUND
13-May CATHOLIC COMMUNICATIONS
20/27 May CHRISTIAN AID (tbc)
03-Jun CHURCH & GROUNDS MAINTENANCE
17-Jun LIFE CHARITIES
24-Jun PETER’S PENCE
08-Jul APOSTLESHIP of the SEA
05-Aug CHURCH & GROUNDS MAINTENANCE
09-Sep CATHOLIC EDUCATION
16-Sep HOME MISSION
07-Oct CAFOD
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