Regular Giving Plan (RGP)
It is a fact of life that the Church needs money to function and survive, about half a million each year! The Church receives no Government funding so this money has to come from donations from the congregation and the public.
St Martin’s shares a common, constant struggle to find enough money to survive, let alone to do all the things that ideally they would like to do.
Once you consider St. Martin’s to be ‘your church’ we would ask you to consider joining our Regular Giving Plan, so that you can make a regular commitment to support our mission and ministry.
Any donation, no matter what the size, is helpful to ‘your’ Church in continuing its work so please do consider giving an amount to help. One obvious way is the money left on the collection plate during a service. However, by joining our Regular Giving Plan (often called the „RGP Scheme‟) it enables the church to plan ahead, making better use of our limited resources.
We have two schemes available, standing orders or weekly envelopes. Standings Orders are, by far, the most cost effective for the church as we are not involved in cash handling and incur lower bank charges.
If you are a U.K. tax payer, the Church can claim back the tax component of your donation, via the Gift Aid scheme, to increase the
effective value of the donation by 25%, at no additional cost to you.
If you join our Regular Giving Plan and you are a U.K. Tax Payer, we will ask you to sign a gift aid declaration so we can claim back the tax you have paid on your donations.
If you prefer to place a donation onto the collecting plate at a service, please consider using a gift aid envelope if you pay U.K. Tax, but please remember to complete the details requested on the reverse of the envelope as without it, we can‟t claim the tax back. You should find an envelope in the pews.
If you are considering writing (or re-writing) your will, a legacy to St. Martin’s can have a lasting effect on our work.
All information concerning our Regular Giving Plan is treated in the strictest confidence. Only a very limited number of people have access to this information.
For further information, please contact the Parish Office and ask for the Finance Officer
Please find our financial response leaflet