Fundraising

Give As You Earn & Match Funding

Does your workplace have a Give As You Earn donation scheme? If so, GAYE is a valuable way of assisting the parish because it boosts the donations that you offer Corpus Christi without you having to give any extra.

GAYE allows your workplace payroll department to set up a regular donation that comes straight out of your regular salary.

Corpus Christi effectively gets more than you give it because your donation is paid before your salary is taxed.

This means that if you give, say, £10, and you are on the lowest tax band, only £8 will be deducted from your take-home pay. If you are a higher rate taxpayer, the incentives are even greater.

Also you can check if your employer has a Match Funding benefit. As some companies will also add their own portion, increasing the money you put in.

Your employer may offer other incentives, for example, when someone joins the GAYE scheme, a company may give a one-off gift.

GAYE is a great time and money saving way of supporting the work of Corpus Christi. Just check with your Payroll, Personnel or HR department to see if the scheme is available to you.

References:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/2009/mar/16/give-as-you-earn

https://www.cafonline.org/my-personal-giving/plan-your-giving/give-as-you-earn.aspx

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Payroll_giving

http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/businesses/giving/payroll-giving.htm

 

Special Projects’ Fund

2012 sees Corpus Christi launch a Special Projects’ Fund – a new fundraising initiative to help us raise money for key projects in the Parish. Look out for one-off events – including a Midsummer Night’s Quiz and a Winter Race Night – and other activities that the Parish is organising to help us meet our fundraising targets for the next five years. The funds we raise will help us fund valuable spiritual activities and important building works in our beautiful landmark Grade II Listed Church. There are many ways you can contribute to the Special Projects’ Fund. Come along to one of our Parish ‘Special Projects’ events or download and complete the attached form (Corpus Christi Special Projects’ Fund — form) that will help us meet our fundraising goals.

Watch this space for further updates on proposed works to the Church Garden, Entrance and Sanctuary.

Corpus Christi Special Projects’ Fund — form

Leave a legacy

Leaving a gift to Corpus Christi in your will offers a lasting way of supporting the Parish and its activities. It costs nothing during your lifetime but leaves a legacy that can supports our ongoing and future work.

You can prepare a codicil to your existing will, including a bequest to Corpus Christi of a set sum or a percentage of the residue of your estate.

By making a charity donation in your will, you can make an easy but effective difference to the work of the Parish.