Donate Towards Building Our Hall

Church Hall Fire
Planned New Hall
The old church hall

Planning permission has been granted for a replacement to the Church Hall that was burned down in an arson attack in April 2014. So far, the Parochial Church Council has about two thirds of the money needed but cannot start work until it can see its way clear to paying for it in full.

Could you help us reach our target by buying a “brick” for £10, or making a larger donation?

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Gift Aid (see below)

Frequently Asked Questions

Is payment secure?

Yes. We use the services of a company called Stripe, who process card payments for many well-known websites. Your card details are passed encrypted directly to their servers; they do not pass through our own web server, even temporarily.

Will the hall definitely be built? What will my money be spent on?

We cannot promise that our plans for a new hall will not encounter further setbacks. However, we are committed to building a replacement hall. We are now at the stage where we can build as soon as we have raised the necessary funds, so your donation will help reduce those delays.

All money given on this page is given specifically to build and equip a new church hall in Kemsing; UK charity law says we may not use it for any other purpose.

What charges are deducted?

Stripe charge us a card processing fee, which is very reasonable within the payment processing industry (substantially lower than, say, PayPal).

Other charity donations sites (such as Just Giving) deduct their own fees (in addition to card processing fees), before passing donations on to the charity; we are handling donations ourselves, so there are no further deductions of this sort.

All the money we receive will go towards the new hall; we are administratively efficient, and nothing you give will be used to cover overheads.

How does Gift Aid work?

Gift Aid allows us, as a registered charity, to reclaim basic rate Income Tax from your donation. Higher rate tax payers can claim back the difference between basic rate and higher or additional rate, using their Self Assessment Tax Return. At current tax rates, this means we can reclaim 25p for every pound given. If you tick the box above to ask us to treat this donation as a Gift Aid Donation, you agree to the following statement:
I am a U.K. Tax Payer. Please treat this gift as a Gift Aid Donations. I confirm I have paid or will pay an amount of Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax for the current tax year (6 April to 5 April) that is at least equal to the amount of tax all charities (including Churches) and Community Amateur Sports Clubs that I donate to will reclaim on my gifts for that tax year. I understand that other taxes such as VAT and Council Tax do not qualify. I understand the charity will reclaim 25p of tax on every £1 that I give.

Other Ways to Support Us

  • We are registered with Just Giving, if you'd like to invite people to sponsor you for something.
  • Do you own a local business who may wish to support us in this way? We are a registered charity, which may mean your support qualifies for some tax relief.
  • Could you lend us a sum of money interest-free for 5 years
  • Maybe you couldn't give us a large lump sum now, but could you instead pledge to give us a set amount monthly for the next 5 years.
The last two of those go together: We would not accept any money lent to us interest-free unless we had pledges in place to cover the repayments. For information on any of these options, or if you have other ideas, please contact our bespoke hall fundraising team

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