We have worked with our colleagues in the Parish Support Team towards procedures for processing the Gift Aid from contactless donations trough the Dona provider.
When signing a Gift Aid declaration on the device, you also will be asked if you would like your previous contactless donations to be Gift Aided as well.
Further, as entering a Gift Aid declaration on the device can take a couple of minutes, we want to help reduce the amount of time you may spend on the device, and reduce the queue for it. Leaflets have been created and placed at the back of the church and on the notice board. These contain a QR code that will enable you to use your smartphone to make your Gift Aid declaration.
You can also access the Dona portal and leave your donation by simply scanning the QR code that you can find in the Newsletter Section of the Parish Website.
VIRGIN MONEY GIVING
We’ve been notified by Virgin Money Giving (VMG) that it will be ending its services to all charities as of 30th November.
The organisation that owns VMG has made the decision that once sponsorship of the London Marathon ends this year, they will end all of their operations as a not-for-profit..
What does it mean for our parish?
Of course this does mean that beyond the 30th November 2021 we will not be able to offer the option for parishioners and visitors to donate via the VMG page. Nonetheless, we want to reassure you that we have already been working towards a new online payment system called Stripe, that will enable us to offer not just an alternative to VMG, but a more comprehensive and accessible way for parishioners and visitors to give to our Parish. Those who want to give using their smart phone apps, e.g. Apple Pay and Google Pay will be able to.
On the top of that, why not set up a standing order? Or deciding to use the Dona QR Code available in both parish website and parish newsletter to give. You will also find the QR Code at the back of the Church.