By donating monthly by standing order you will be helping FORCE to provide support to Trinity Academy Richmond on longer term projects.
You can donate directly by Standing Order. It’s quick and easy to set up a monthly or annual standing order by downloading and completing the form at the bottom of this page. You can also use the information on the form to set-up a regular payment via your online bank account.
FORCE are very grateful for any amount; small donations from across the school make a real difference over time.
FORCE are lucky enough to receive occasional one-off donations from individuals. Whatever the size of gift, we are always delighted when parents, carers or grandparents are in a position to do this. We realise that sometimes people prefer for donations to be discrete and the Friends respect this.
The Friends of Trinity Academy Richmond (FORCE) has a bank account to receive donations the details of which are below. When making a regular or one-off donation to the Friends bank account, please use your child’s first initial and surname as the reference.
Friends of Trinity Academy Richmond (FORCE)
The Friends also welcome cheques made payable to “FORCE”, via the school office, or by post to Treasurer of FORCE c/o Trinity Academy Richmond, Frances Road, Richmond, DL10 4NF.
As a registered Charity, FORCE is able to claim Gift Aid on eligible donations. If you complete a Gift Aid Declaration, we may be able to claim up to an additional 25% on your generous donation.
As our PTA is a registered charity, we are able to raise money through Gift Aid. This is tax claimed back from the Inland Revenue from donations made to us out of your earned income and can really boost funds for the school.
Once we have your Gift Aid form every time you support the Friends with an eligible donation we get extra cash. If you are a UK tax payer, we are able to claim 25p in every pound that you donate to our PTA. It couldn’t be simpler to do, we ask parents to sign the declaration form to confirm you are a UK taxpayer, you only need to sign it once, and you can cancel it at any time.
There’s nothing else for you to do and we don’t need any other information from you. Gift Aid is taken on trust and you can support more than one charity in this way. If you are a UK taxpayer, please take the time to download and complete the declaration form below.
Gift Aid Declaration
Do you pay higher rate of tax?
If you pay a higher rate of tax you can benefit from tax relief on your donation. Please see the HMRC website for more details www.hmrc.gov.uk/individuals/giving/gift-aid.htm#4
Payroll Giving is a scheme which allows anyone who pays UK income tax to give regularly on a tax free basis to the charities and good causes of their choice. Payroll Giving donations are deducted before tax so each £1.00 you give will only cost you 80p, and if you’re a higher rate tax payer it will only cost you 60p.
Employees can choose to support FORCE with a regular donation direct from their pay. It’s cheaper because it’s tax free – for example, a donation of £5 per month costs the basic rate tax payer £4.00. The taxman pays the rest!
Higher rate taxpayers- the only way to pass on your 40% or 45% tax to charities. Only 28% can be recouped via other ways of giving. If you would like to support FORCE through Payroll Giving, please ask your employer about the scheme.
Company Matched Giving
Company matched giving is very simple. Employers pledge to donate to a charity such as FORCE an amount of money relating to the amount that the employee donates or fundraises for us.
As a Friends group we hope to benefit from this type of donation so if you think that your employer has a matched giving scheme already in operation, or if you would like some more information about setting up a scheme in your workplace, please talk to the Treasurer of the Friends.
FORCE details and forms
FORCE has a bank account to receive donations the details of which are below. When making a regular or one-off donation to the FORCE bank account, please use your child’s first initial and surname as the reference. It is important we know where donations come from as we are often able to claim Gift Aid on donations.
FORCE (Friends of Trinity Academy Richmond)
The Friends welcomes cheques made payable to ‘FORCE’, please send via the school office, or post to Treasurer of FORCE c/o Trinity Academy Richmond, Frances Road, Richmond, DL10 4NF.
Forms for Regular Giving
If you have any questions about donations to FORCE please email email@example.com