With the help of VM Ware Staines donation, Surplus to Supper were able to buy and pack Sunbury Community Boxes full of treats for local elderly people in isolation which were distributed with the help of Sunbury Neighbours and London Irish Rugby Club
Colleagues at ServiceNow in Staines raised £8,469 for the Runnymede Foodbank which went directly to putting food on the table for people in the local community facing financial crisis during Covid-19.
Local foodbanks need your support with donation of non-perishable food or a financial donation.
Food donations to any of the food bank centres or at 95, Guildford Street, Chertsey.
Make a financial donation via their Virgin Money page link on the Runnymede Foodbank website.
Community Foodbank – Sunbury and Shepperton:
Food donations to Saviours Church, 205 Vicarage Rd, Sunbury-on-Thames TW16 7TP.
Make a financial donation to the Community Foodbank on the St Saviour’s Sunbury Community Foodbank website
Food donation points https://www.mannafoodbank.co.uk/where_to_donate_
Contact: Jean Pinkerton on 07770 478778 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Make a financial donation to (please ensure your donation is referenced ‘Foodbank’ or ‘Manna Foodbank’):
Donations of food to the The Pavilion, Cambria Gardens, Stanwell, TW19 7ER
Contact Anna-Marie Goodacre on 07429 584286 or email@example.com
The Salvation Army – Ashford
Donations to be placed by the main door at the Community Centre, Woodthorpe Road, Ashford, TW15 3HY. Food bank opening hours 9am – 12 midday from Monday to Friday.
Contact : Cath Maughan on 01784 423424 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Financial donations by cash and cheque should be sealed in an envelope and posted through the letterbox. Anyone requiring a receipt should include their name and address in the envelope.
Besom Food Bank
Non perishable food donations to High Cross Church, Knoll Rd, Camberley GU15 3SY
Financial donations via the High Cross Church Camberley website.
Payroll Giving is a scheme run through HMRC which allows employees to make simple, tax-effective donations to any UK charity or good cause. Employees can give to any organisation recognised as charitable by HMRC.
As a charity, Payroll Giving provides an unrestricted source of regular income for your cause, and when you receive donations through Payroll Giving there is no need to apply for Gift Aid, saving you money and time. As opposed to Gift Aid where donations can only be increased by 25% regardless of the donor’s tax bracket, Payroll Giving allows charities to receive the full tax relief. This is particularly beneficial for donations from higher rate tax-payers.
For a donor, the advantages of making a donation to charity through Payroll Giving are:
Employers who pay employees or pensioners through PAYE, set up a Payroll Giving scheme through a Payroll Giving agency, using the list of organisations approved and monitored by HMRC to set up a scheme. Deductions are made each time payroll is run by the employer, with the donation taken from employees’ pay before tax (but after National Insurance). The donations are then sent to the Payroll Giving agency who pass them on to the chosen charities. Some agencies charge an administration fee, although the employee can opt for the fee to be deducted from their donation.
As an employer, most corporate organisations realise how important Corporate Social Responsibility is, both for their reputation as a responsible business and a good employer. By having a payroll giving scheme, businesses can offer a genuine employee benefit and boost their CSR at the same time. Choosing a charity for the whole organisation to support each year can also be a great employee engagement activity, with additional fundraising events from time to time building team spirit and pride in the organisation.
And finally the good news from HMRC is that employers can deduct any costs of running the scheme from their business profits before tax.
Details on the HMRC website
If your charity has events where you accept donations you should be reclaiming gift aid from HMRC using the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme GASDS. The maximum donation for which you can make a claim on the GASDS scheme is currently £20 but due to rise to £30 in April 2019, and it’s important to note that donations are not a membership or ticket fee
The rules are straightforward, you must already be registered for gift aid and have made a gift aid claim. Your charity can then claim a payment equivalent to gift aid on cash donations of £20 or less, without the need for the donor to complete any paperwork, or for the donor to be a taxpayer. GASDS Claims are made alongside Gift Aid claims using the Charities Online template provided by HMRC. Note that an individual donation can only be eligible for one type of claim. It is either eligible under Gift Aid or the GASDS but not both.
HMRC states that to make a GASDS claim you must have claimed Gift Aid in the same tax year as you want to claim GASDS and without incurring a penalty in the last two years. You must also have claimed Gift Aid in at least two of the last four tax years (without a two-year gap between claims). Your GASDS claim can’t be more than 10 times your Gift Aid claim – so if you receive £100 in Gift Aid donations in a tax year, you can only claim on up to £1,000 of small donations under GASDS for that year (when you actually submit the claim is irrelevant). The maximum GASDS claim is £2000.
I found a really good example on the stewardship.org.uk website:
A charity receives £8,800 in a tax year in eligible cash donations with documented Gift Aid donations of £800 and small cash donations of £8,000. The charity can make claims on all of its donations; £800 under the Gift Aid scheme, and £8,000 under the GASDS because the matching principle allows for a GASDS claim of ten times that of the Gift Aid claim for donations received in the same tax year. The charity will receive £2000 in GASDS (25% of £8000) which is currently the maximum and £200 (25% of £800) in Gift Aid from their £8800 donations.
Good to note that you should inform your supporters that they need to commit to Gift Aid to allow you to make a GASDS claim.
Ian Goodchild Centre (First Floor), Knoll Road, Camberley, GU15 3SY
6 The Sainsbury Centre, Chertsey,
Staines Library (First Floor), Friends Walk, Staines TW18 4PG