Gift Aid

Many parishioners give their talents, time and money to the parish but what if there was another way to increase a financial contribution to the parish without actually handing over any extra cash...... Well there is and it is called Gift Aid.


If you pay an amount of Income Tax, for each Tax Year, Gift Aid increases the value of your donations by allowing the parish to reclaim 25p of tax for every £1 you give.​

How does it work

You will need to complete a Gift Aid Declaration (GAD) for our parish for any donation(s) you have or will be making.  The parish can then reclaim the tax back on your donation(s).  


If the donations are not recorded they cannot be reclaimed against.


The donation(s) can be given either using a numbered envelope, which the parish will provide or by completing a Standing Order Mandate.  

The GAD will cover all donations made by you and recorded by the parish.


There is no extra cost to you.  The tax is an extra bonus for the parish on your contributions.  


By completing a GAD you are increasing your donation automatically.


Gift Aid Declarations and Standing Order Forms are available at both churches or from the links below.  Completed forms should be handed to our Parish Priest or posted to the Parish Office.


​If you would like to discuss the scheme further, then please email office.stjopseph.pontefract@dioceseofleeds.org.uk or pass your name and contact details to our Parish Priest and our Gift Aid Organiser will get in touch with you.​