At Voice in the City, we are so grateful for every individual who partners with us, whether it is through prayer or financial support.
As there are plenty of different ways in the UK to support charities financially, we thought it wise to provide some information on these less familiar options. Of course, donating via direct debit or through our website are both also possible here.
- Gift Aid
The simplest and most effective way to give to a charity in the UK, is through Gift Aid. This scheme is administered by the Inland Revenue and allows charities (in this case, Voice in the City,) to claim 25p for every £1 you donate – at no extra cost to you. This means, your donations of £20 could be worth £25.
If you are a UK taxpayer (income tax and/or capital gains tax) and you have paid tax that is at least equal to the tax that Voice in the City will reclaim on your donations in a tax year, you qualify to Gift Aid your donations!
If you would like to Gift Aid your donations to Voice in the City, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will provide the required form. Alternatively, you can download the form here and send it back to us at your earliest convenience.
2. Amazon Smile
Online shopping is the most convenient thing nowadays – especially with lockdowns and all our favourite stores being closed!
If you shop on Amazon, a small percentage of your purchases could be donated to Voice in the City. Simply register on Amazon Smile and select Voice in the City as your preferred charity!
Every purchase you make could generate funds for us and a lot of “small” amounts add up to make a substantial difference!
3. Leaving a bequest
Leaving a bequest to Voice in the City is an amazing way to let your legacy live on through the work we do in our ministry. Find out more about what a bequest is here: https://www.brightonwills.co.uk/blog/qa/what-is-a-bequest/
Many funds for charities were created through bequests from people like you. If you consider leaving a bequest to Voice in the City, speak to your lawyer. You can also download a form here, fill it out and attach to your last will.