According to the revelation of the Scriptures, we believe that any ministry that comes from God should trust in God for all its needs.
Therefore, we have made it our policy not to solicit donations or contributions. However, if you are led by the Lord to give, we will accept offerings as from the Lord and will use them for the furtherance of His truth.
Amana Trust respects the privacy of anyone who is led by the Lord to make an offering to the Trust. We will not sell, rent, or trade a donor’s personal information to any other entity in existence.
HOW TO GIVE
HOW TO DESIGNATE
HOW DESIGNATED DONATIONS ARE USED
UK GIFT AID
There are a number of ways you can donate to Amana Trust. If you would like to donate a one-off gift or monthly amount to Amana Trust, please use one of the options below.
Designate your gift—if you want your gift to be used in a specific way, be sure that your gift is clearly designated (How to Designate).
UK Tax Payers—be sure that you are clear whether you would like UK Gift Aid be applied to your gift or not. (Please carefully read the UK Gift Aid section, especially if you have already registered for UK Gift Aid.)
BY BANK TRANSFER
For information on how to send gifts to Amana Trust via bank transfers, please email [email protected].
Donations can be made online with a credit or debit card.
When gifts are sent, they should be designated in a clear way. Undesignated offerings may be used for other needs of the work.
Designations for gifts could include the following:
UKBP–UK Building Project
Other (please specify in 6 characters)
UK Building ProjectThe UK Building Project consists of three main projects:
(1) the construction of the Woodland Camp event centre, (2) the improvement of the current facilities and new training centre at Bower House, and (3) the construction of the Full-time Training residences on the Bower Farm site adjacent to Bower House. This includes the buildings, the installation of all the necessary utilities, and the development and maintenance of the surrounding landscape.
Donations are used to (1) support the serving ones and volunteers associated with the projects, (2) purchase the physicalmaterials necessary for the construction, and (3) provide for all the miscellaneous expenses associated with the construction, including insurances, professional fees, etc.The RadioThe majority of donated funds are used to broadcast Life-Study of the Bible with Witness Lee on Premier Christian Radio every weekday at 8pm and every Lord’s Day at 3pm. From time to time, additional broadcasts and advertisements are added to promote the Life-study of the Bible or events for radio listeners. In addition, the donations are used to support the things necessary to keep the radio on the air and to make it more effective, including: (1) supporting full-timers who maintain the radio broadcast, (2) creating, printing, and publishing adverts and flyers, (3) sending volunteers to attend exhibitions, and (4) holding seminars for radio listeners.
WHAT IS UK GIFT AID?
UK Gift Aid increases the value of charity donations, allowing charities to reclaim basic rate tax on your gift. If you are paying higher rate tax, you can claim extra relief on your donations.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Charities take your donation—which is money you’ve already paid tax on—and reclaim the basic rate tax from HMRC.
Example: Basic rate tax is 20 percent, so this means that if you give £10 using Gift Aid, it’s worth £12.50 to the charity.
For your donations to be eligible for Gift Aid, you must pay an amount of income tax and/or capital gains tax for each tax year that is at least equal to the tax that all charities reclaim on your donations in the same year. The UK tax year is from 6 April one year to 5 April the following year.
If the donor is not charged with sufficient tax to cover the income tax deducted from their Gift Aid donations, then they will owe the amount of the difference in tax to HM Revenue and Customs. It is the donor’s responsibility to ensure that the sufficient taxes have been paid.
Example: Charity A claims Gift Aid tax relief of £200 and charity B claims £400—the total Gift Aid tax claimed by the 2 charities on Mr. Green’s Gift Aid donations in the tax year is £600. However, Mr. Green only paid income tax of £250 during the 2018 to 2019 tax year and so he owes the £350 difference in tax (£600 total Gift Aid tax claimed less £250 Income Tax paid by Mr Green) to HMRC.
UK GIFT AID APPLIES TO THE FOLLOWING:
All individuals who are residents in the UK.
Individuals who are Crown servants or members of the UK armed forces serving overseas.
Other non-resident individuals, provided they have income or capital gains charged to UK tax at least equal to the gross amount of the donation (that is, the actual donation made plus the basic rate income tax treated as deducted from that donation).
Please note: Gifts from overseas funds are disqualified from UK gift aid.
HOW TO APPLY GIFT AID TO YOUR DONATION:
If you have already registered in the past for Gift Aid by indicating “I want all my subsequent donations to be Gift Aid donations,” there is no need to send a further Gift Aid form. Gift Aid will automatically be claimed.
However, please let us know if your address changes so that we can continue to claim Gift Aid. If we do not have a current address, your Gift Aid declaration will not be valid.
Please note: If you DO NOT want a specific gift “gift aided,” this needs to be clearly indicated on the donation transfer.
If you have NOT already registered for Gift Aid, we must receive a Gift Aid declaration from you, the donor. Without this declaration, a donation from an individual will not qualify as a Gift Aid donation.
Click here to download the Gift Aid declaration form.
All Gift Aid forms can be emailed to: [email protected].
Amana TrustBower HouseOrange Tree HillRomford, RM4 1PB110 Pentonville RoadIslingtonLondon, N1 9JB
All verses and footnotes taken from the Holy Bible Recovery Version. Anaheim: Living Stream Ministry, 2003.