We value your support so please help us to provide a better life for our young people by getting in touch with us today. GISDA would like to thank everyone who have supported us and who continue to support us to this day.
There are many ways that you can donate to GISDA - your donations are invaluable to us and they really do make a difference - thank you.
Just six pounds could pay for transportation for a young person to attend an interview.
Ten pounds could provide enough food for a week for a young person.
Twelve pounds could pay a young person’s utilities in the hostel for a week.
Under the Gift Aid Scheme, if you are a UK taxpayer, the value of your donation will increase because we can reclaim money from HM Revenue and Customs.
Gift Aid is a scheme that makes your donations go further without any cost to you. For every £1 you donate, we can reclaim 25 pence extra with no cost to you. Therefore, this is a valuable source of extra money for Gisda.
If you are paying tax at the higher rate of 40%, you may also benefit by reclaiming some money from Revenue and Customs through your self-assessment tax return form. Please contact HM Revenue and Customs for more information.
One way in which you may like to support us is by leaving a legacy to GISDA in your will.
Changes to inheritance tax legislation effective from the 2012/13 tax year: From April 2012, if you leave 10% or more of your estate on death to charity, then the rate of inheritance tax on the part of your estate that is chargeable will be reduced from 40% to 36%.
If you would like to leave something for GISDA in your will you simply need to:
- For a new will – write a will and provide details of your donation
- For an existing will – make an amendment to it
- Set up a Trust
You may wish to get advice from a Solicitor who will be able to tell you more.
If you are interested in making a donation to GISDA, please contact us by e-mail or telephone to let us know.
Support from businesses is very important part of fundraising for Gisda. This is a rewarding experience for businesses and employees who also contribute to their community. Employers can also engage in Corporate Social Responsibility schemes.
Corporate fundraising can be diverse and exciting and there are many ways in which businesses can help – these are just a few:
- Payroll Giving
- Charity of the Year Sponsorship
- Volunteering staff for Gisda fundraising events
- Sponsored events
- Match-funding fundraising events
Payroll giving is simple to run, flexible and a great way for staff to give to charity through PAYE. People who receive their company/personal pension through PAYE can participate too. With deductions made before tax, each donation goes that little bit further – adding to that feel good factor of helping GISDA through the workplace.
For example, it would cost an employee who pays tax at the basic rate of 20% just £8 to make a £10 donation to charity. And it would cost an employee who pays tax at the higher rate of 40% just £6 to make the same sized donation.
The deducted money goes to an Inland Revenue-approved Payroll Giving Agency, such as the Charities Aid Foundation, and they do the rest – sending the donated monies direct to us.
You can find out more about Payroll Giving and approved agencies on the HMRC website.
Alternatively, head straight to the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) website for more information on their Give As You Earn scheme.