Gift Aid increases the value of donations to the Gurdwara. For example if you give a £10 donation, using Gift Aid this becomes worth £12.50. (For donations between 6 April 2008 and 5 April 2011 the Gurdwara will also get a separate government supplement of three pence on every pound you have given).
Periodically a Gift Aid claim is put into the HMRC to reclaim the tax which has been paid by the individual donors. In order to make a Gift Aid donation you need to make a Gift Aid declaration
Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara Hitchin is a registered Charity and this additional income will help contribute towards any one of the following activities:
- Keertan / Parchaar
- Youth Activity - including Sikhi Camps ,Gatka, Sikhi Classes and Punjabi School
- Building Fund
The golak is another opportunity for the Gurdwara to increase its reclaim of tax, over the past few years the average annual golak income has been around £45K, which means the Gurdwara is potentially missing out on £12,500 annually in gift aid. Gift Aid envelopes in the lobby and next to the golak should be used where possible by completing a few simple details and placing the donations in the golak to identify the individual donors.
For any queries regarding gift aid please see one of the management committee. Many thanks for your on going support.
Gift Aid Declaration