Here are the four main ways you can make a gift towards the Oratory’s work, plus an easy way to boost your donation.
Giving by standing order each month enables you to think about your giving in line with your income more easily and cuts out the need for handling cash. It also makes it possible for the Oratory to use your giving more effectively by planning ahead, setting more realistic budgets knowing we can rely on a certain income — just like any family does.
This is the easiest way to give the same amount regularly and we don’t pay any fees on these gifts. Pick up a standing order form, fill in your details and return it to us. Complete the Gift Aid section at the bottom of the form if you are a taxpayer. You can choose exactly how much you want to give, and whether you want to give weekly, monthly or annually. We process the form and send it to your bank. You can cancel or change your standing order at any time by contacting your bank.
Online giving (PayPal)
You can make a donation online at oxfordoratory.org.uk/donate. You don’t need to be registered with PayPal to do this. To Gift Aid your donation, all you need to do is tick the Gift Aid box. You can make a one-off donation, or you can set up a regular recurring donation by following the on screen instructions.
Our contactless donation box is really easy to use. All you have to do is tap the contactless symbol with a contactless card or phone, and the Oratory will receive £5. If you want to, you can adjust this amount by touching the number and following the on screen instructions.
To claim gift aid on these donations, go to donor.swiftaid.co.uk/register and fill in your details. Swiftaid store your card number securely so that whenever you donate using our contactless terminal, they can recognise who you are and claim the gift aid for us. No card numbers are ever passed on to the Oratory, either by the contactless terminal or by Swiftaid. That’s why, even if you have already registered for gift aid with us, you will still need to register with Swiftaid online to gift aid your contactless donations.
The traditional method of giving for those who prefer cash probably doesn’t need too much explanation. If you are a UK taxpayer, please put your offering in a brown Gift Aid envelope (you will need to fill out a Gift Aid form first).
If you are a UK taxpayer, the Gift Aid scheme allows us to claim back from the government the tax you already pay on your donation. If you give us £4, the government gives us an extra £1. To do this, we need your permission, your name and your address. That’s all. It doesn’t matter what method you use to make donations. It also ok if you’re registered for Gift Aid with another charity — there is no limit to how many charities you can register with.