The Guild welcomes donations, income by standing orders, bequests and legacies to support bell maintenance and training of bellringers in the diocese. Current membership subscription rates are available here.
The Guild General Fund is our ‘current account’ and moneys can be moved to a specialist fund, where it can best be used at the time being, as agreed by the Guild Management Committee.
The Bell Fund exists to assist the Church within the Diocese of Peterborough in:
- The preservation of redundant bells
- The repair, restoration and augmentation of existing bells
- The provision of new bells
- Other work directly associated with the repair, restoration, augmentation or provision of bells.
The Guild Training Fund was set up with a generous legacy in 2011 and is used to assist with:
- The recruitment and retention of ringers
- The training of ringers
- The running of courses
- The provision of training equipment
- Other activities and materials directly associated with training.
To make provision for a payment to the Guild, you should say something like:
“I leave £ x to the Peterborough Diocesan Guild of Church Bellringers (Charity number 258271)"
"I leave £ x to the Peterborough Diocesan Guild of Church Bellringers Bell Fund (Charity number 258271-1)"
"for which the Register of Charities holds the contact details”.
Cheques should be made payable to the “Peterborough Diocesan Guild of Church Bellringers” or “PDGCBR”.
Gift Aid is a scheme which allows charities to claim from HMRC, the basic rate of tax its donors have paid. Gift Aid increases the value of your donation by 25%, so it means even more money goes to the causes you care about – and it won't cost you extra.
On receipt of your valid Gift Aid Certificate, the Guild can reclaim tax for the previous four years as well as all future payments until you withdraw the form.
This is a scheme for employers that they could offer to their employees as part of their payroll.
Deductions can be made from your salary BEFORE the deduction of PAYE tax and it can provide a very tax efficient basis of contribution especially for higher rate taxpayers. It gives the potential for donations to be given grossed up by your higher rate tax rate - could be up to 45% - so an intended post tax donation of £50 could result in an actual donation of £50 X 100 / (100 - 45) = £90.90.