12th St John’s Scout Group relies heavily on fundraising and donations in order to keep our costs low. Below is a list of all the fundraising we are involved in, could you assist us?
Under the rules set out by HMRC (HM Revenue & Customs) we are able to claim Gift Aid on the subs that you pay each term.
Gift Aid allows UK charities to claim back the basic rate tax already paid on donations by the donor. This means we can claim back from the government on your behalf 25p for every £1 donated, boosting the value of the donation by a quarter.
Last year we managed to claim over £2,000 for the group in Gift Aid.
All we need is your permission to do this. This can be done either by using the OSM system or the physical form.
In Summer last year we sent out a link via OSM to the Gift Aid part of the system. If you have lost the link please email firstname.lastname@example.org or if you would like to download the form please go to https://stjohnsscoutstw.org/useful-forms/
Group Online Store
This group has its own online clothing store. This clothing is available for the young people and adults connected to the group. For every £1 spent, the Group receives 5p as part of its fundraising.
Last year the shop alone managed to raise over £80 for the group.For more information, how to buy it, when to wear it and many much more. please visit our website- https://stjohnsscoutstw.org/onlineshop/
Did you know that over 65 million cartridges are sold in the UK every year and only 15% are recycled. So 12th St John’s Scout Group have teamed up with www.therecyclingfactory.com.
From now, start saving your used printer ink cartridges and give them to your leaders. We shall then send them off to be recycled and will get a small donation back for every cartridge we send in.
So we get money towards the group for recycling old ink cartridges!
Sounds like one of the scout laws to me-
A Scout makes good use of time and is careful of possessions and property.
Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be raising free donations for 12th St John’s Scouts with easyfundraising?
There are over 4,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation – including eBay, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, Booking.com and M&S – and it won’t cost you a penny extra to help us raise funds.
All you need to do is:
1. Go to https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/12th-st-johns-scouts/?utm_campaign=raise-more and join for free.
2. Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping.
3. After you’ve checked out, the retailer will make a donation to 12th St John’s Scouts at no extra cost to you whatsoever!
There are no catches or hidden charges and 12th St John’s Scouts will be really grateful for your donations.