Guide to Giving

Please give where possible by a Bankers Standing Order and fill in a Gift Aid form
This helps us to budget, and increases the value of your donation by 25% at no cost to you.
Forms available from the office.  01330 822006  office@banchorywestchurch.com
Correspondence: Treasurer, Church Office, High Street, Banchory, AB31 5TB

Gift Aid - Under this scheme, charities benefit by an additional 25% from the taxman on all giving by income tax payers who make their giving gift aided.  Over the last few years, encouraging more of our members who pay income tax to make their giving gift aided has enabled us to increase significantly the amount we can reclaim under Gift Aid, at no cost to the members.  This is something we give thanks for.

Youth Project Restricted Fund - 

To encourage local mission initiatives the Church of Scotland has offered the facility to allow more of your giving to be used locally whilst still maximising our Gift Aid claim.   We qualify for this facility because we sponsor the Banchory Youth Project (Including the Youth Co-ordinator, Rookies, The Rock and The Edge).   We have been advised to set up a Restricted Fund to resource the project so that the accounts for the Youth Project can be separate from the general church accounts and thereby eligible to benefit from gift aided giving.  If around 25% or more of your offerings were to be directed to the Youth Project Restricted Fund this would be a more efficient use of funds.

To help us take advantage of this facility we would invite you to confirm that, as a regular giver, you would like your giving to Banchory West Church to be split between the General Fund and the Youth Project Fund.  We would suggest 75% to the General Fund and 25% to the Local Ministry Fund.  However, you are free to give in any proportion you think appropriate.   We appreciate deeply any amount that you are able to give. 

Please request the appropriate forms from the church officeOnce again, thank you for all that you give in so many ways towards the life and witness of Banchory West Church.


All our church funds are managed by the Kirk Session
Scottish Charity SCO03306


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