GIVING

Our Co-Mission vision is to assist in evangelising London by planting and establishing 360 diverse reformed evangelical churches for the salvation of many and the glory of God.

Co-Mission churches are primarily funded through the sacrificial, planned generosity of their members, most of whom give by monthly standing order as an expression of their love and gratitude towards our Lord Jesus.

To find out how to support your church in this way, please visit your church’s website.

However, if you wish to support Co-Mission’s church planting in London, or to support your church by making a one-off gift by debit or credit card, you can do so here.

Gift Aid is a special tax relief which benefits UK charities and can provide your church with vital additional income. If you are a UK tax-payer, Gift Aid increases the value of your church giving by 25% because The Co-Mission Churches Trust can reclaim the basic rate of tax on your gifts at no extra cost to you – but you must opt-in!

Gift Aid boosts your church’s income by adding an extra 25p for every £1 you donate. Therefore, if you give £100 each month to your church and complete a Gift Aid declaration, your giving is boosted by HMRC so that it becomes £125 each month or £1,500 each year! Imagine what a difference that could make to your church and to the gospel work they are doing!

If you are a UK tax-payer, you will be able Gift Aid your donations as long as you pay a sufficient amount of Income Tax or Capital Gains Tax in that financial year. The tax you pay must be equivalent (or more) to the amount of Gift Aid that all the charities you support will reclaim on your donations in that tax year. From April 2016, the Income Tax Personal Allowance has increased to £11,000 for most individuals and therefore if your income is below £11,000, you will no longer be able to Gift Aid your charitable giving. If you make a Gift Aid declaration and do not pay sufficient tax, then it will be your responsibility to pay the difference to HMRC.

The scheme has additional benefits for higher rate tax payers too. If you pay a higher rate of tax, you may be able to ask HMRC to adjust your tax code (so that you pay less tax) or use your self-assessment tax return to claim back the difference between the basic rate of tax reclaimed by the charity and your highest rate.

The Patrons’ Scheme

A developing initiative within Co-Mission, which seeks to grow a long-term base of prayer and financial support for establishing and planting churches across London and for the accomplishment of the Co-Mission Vision and 10 Year Plan.