Introduced in 2005, the Relief Chest Gift Aid Envelope Scheme has steadily grown in popularity. Last year, more than £1 million was raised (including Gift Aid tax). The scheme is an excellent mechanism to raise funds in a tax-efficient manner: it enhances the value of the donations brethren give at traditional lodge alms collections by using Gift Aid envelopes, which enable the charity to reclaim tax on their donations – 25p for every £1. Provinces, lodges and chapters throughout the country have benefitted from having these additional funds at their disposal.
For more information on how Gift Aid envelopes can enhance your fundraising efforts, please telephone the Relief Chest office on 020 7395 9246 or visit www.grandcharity.org/reliefchest