For Donors

Donations can be made on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis by Direct Debit using a PGS gift form. Even though the donations are made to the PGS, donations are restricted to the parish chosen by the donor and cannot be used elsewhere.

The donation will be passed back to the parish of the donor's choosing  will be passed back to your Parish by 10th of the month. Gift Aid will be sent separately once PGS has received it from HMRC.

The unique feature of the scheme is the option for the donor to commit in principle to increase their gift annually in line with inflation. Whilst this is a voluntary decision, it is one that could potentially have a huge impact on the life and future of the church.

If you currently donate by this method and wish to review your giving or have another enquiry please contact the PGS team either by visiting the Contact Us page, emailing or calling 01452 835595.

Alternatively write to:

Parish Giving Scheme
Church House
College Green
Gloucester
GL1 2LY

In all correspondence please provide your PGS reference number. This number is located under the address on any written correspondence from the PGS team.

© Parish Giving Scheme Registered England No.8824540. Registered Charity No.1156606

How it Works

Gift Form

If you wish to donate to your parish through the scheme please contact your parish representative who will supply you with a Gift Form for completion. Please ensure that you enter the PGS Parish code on the form, as this is a unique code that will enable your donation to be passed onto your chosen church.

Complete the form including your bank details and send it to the Parish Giving Scheme at the above address - the Direct debit details should NOT be sent to the bank as they are unable to process them.

This information is treated as confidential. If you decide to remain anonymous only the amount of the gift will be shared with your Representative. We wish to encourage you to remain known to your parish so that they may thank you and avoid mistakenly approaching you in the future to consider a regular gift to your church.

Confirmation

Once your Gift form has been received by the PGS and processed you will receive a confirmation letter within 10 working days stating your personal details, the level and frequency of your gift, the parish you wish to restrict it to and the start date of your donation.

Unfortunately the PGS is unable to cancel a standing order for you, only you may do this. If you bank online it is very simple to do through your online account, otherwise you will need to contact your bank direct.

Inflationary Increase

By opting in to increase your donation in line with inflation on an annual basis you will be helping your Parish to budget for the future. Retail Prices Index (RPI) will be used as in independent and well-known measure of inflation. You will be written to 30 days in advance of any increase with the revised amount. If you are unable to meet it simply let us know. 

Change of Circumstances

Please notify the PGS immediately if you change your name, contact details, bank account details or no longer pay sufficient tax on your income and/or capital gains to qualify for Gift Aid, or you are now eligible to claim Gift Aid. 

Gift Aid

If you become eligible to claim Gift Aid and have not signed the gift aid declaration on the gift form, please complete a Gift Aid declaration and email or post it to us.