Donations

On-Line Donations

The Church of Scotland has launched a new online donations system to allow anyone wishing to donate to an individual church or more generally to the Church of Scotland.

It might be helpful to print off this page to follow the instructions.

If you wish to make a donation either to the national funds of the Church of Scotland or to an individual congregation please visit this page, https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/donate and go to Step 1.

Step 1 Decide which type of donation you wish to make.

If you wish to donate to the Church of Scotland general fund then click on the "Donate to our general fund" button and go to Step 2.
If you wish to donate to a specific congregation then click on the "Donate to a congregation" button and a box will appear for you to enter the name of the church. Enter the name of the church you wish to donate to and a dropdown will appear with a list of churches - click on the name of your church. Now go to Step 2.

Step 2 Gift Aid

If you are a UK tax payer and wish to increase your offering by using Gift Aid, please ensure that the green button is on against "Yes, I am a UK tax payer ...", enter your details and move to Step 3.
If you are not a UK tax payer or do not wish to use Gift Aid then ensure that the green button is on against "No, I am not a UK tax payer ...". and go to Step 3.

Step 3 PayPal

Click the red Donate button.
Although you have been directed to a PayPal webpage you do not need to have a PayPal account. This is how the Church of Scotland will collect your donation.
Please enter the amount you wish to donate.
If you click on the "Donate" button you will be asked to enter your PayPal account details.
If you click on the "Donate with a card" you will be asked to enter your debit/credit card details and your contact details.
If you are happy with the details you have entered, click on the "Agree and Donate Now" button.

Standing Orders

If you wish to give regular donations to a specific church, please contact the church Treasurer and request a Standing Order Mandate.
Please complete the form and send to your bank. Alternatively, using the church bank details on the Standing Order form you may be able to access on-line banking and set up the standing order yourself.
Please remember that if you are a UK tax payer you can use Gift Aid to increase your offering. For details of how Gift Aid can increase your donation please go to HMRC Giving to charity through Gift Aid. You can request a Gift Aid form the church Treasurer. Please complete the form and return to the Treasurer.

Freewill Envelopes

While your Church is closed we are unable to take Freewill Offering envelopes and suggest that, if you wish to use your envelopes, put your normal offering aside each week in the dated envelope and hand them in when your church re-opens.