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In communities across Scotland and beyond, churches provide ministry, practical support and loving care to people from all walks of life.
Many Church of Scotland ministers and their congregations provide pastoral care and spiritual support to people who need reassurance, hope and comfort.
In addition, many churches provide critical community services such as running foodbanks and feeding the hungry and homeless. A donation from you can help support the Church's work in your area and ensure the Church is sufficiently equipped and resourced to serve congregations and their communities.
Whether you are a church member who wants to give your regular offering to your own congregation or a friend to the Church who is moved to contribute for the good of your community, we want to help you support the Church in whichever way you feel led.
Through the donation form below, you may choose to give a one-off donation or donate every month. You can opt to direct your gift to a specific congregation or contribute to the general funds of the Church for use wherever the need is greatest.
You will not be personally charged extra to donate through this facility, provided your donation is made in UK pounds. PayPal does charge a processing fee on all transactions which will be deducted from your donation before it reaches your chosen recipient. The fee applied is the charity transaction rate which is currently 1.4% + 20p. For more information on fees please visit the PayPal website. Please note that you do not require a PayPal account to make a donation.
For ongoing support, consider donating via Standing Order. Standing orders are still the most convenient and cost-effective method for regular givers and supporters. A simple standing order form is available for download. (Please note: the form can be filled out on a computer but you must download it before filling it out, otherwise you will not be able to save your changes.)
Thank you for supporting the Church of Scotland.
Please note: We will never pass your details on to another organisation. We will keep your personal information secure and use it only for donation and Gift Aid administration. Read more about this form and your personal data in our Privacy Notice.
When you use the form on this page you are giving your personal data to The Church of Scotland as the Data Controller.
Your Personal Data
You are being asked to supply your: Title, first name, last name, postal address, postcode, UK taxpayer status and the preferred beneficiary of your donation. If you do not wish to make use of Gift Aid this form will only record your donation preference.
The purpose of processing the personal data we ask for is to process your donation to the Church of Scotland general fund or to a specific congregation and to claim Gift Aid if this is appropriate.
The legal basis for this processing is:
- Article 6/1e – Processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest.
- Article 9/2d – Processing is carried out in the course of its legitimate activities with appropriate safeguards by a not-for-profit body with a religious aim and on condition that the processing relates solely to the members or to former members of the body or to persons who have regular contact with it in connection with its purposes and that the personal data are not disclosed outside that body without the consent of the data subject.
Your personal data will not be used for any other purpose without your permission, except in the context of fulfilling a legal obligation to which The Church of Scotland is subject.
If you do not provide the personal data requested, we cannot proceed with your online donation.
Personal data collected about your donation will be retained for seven years as required by the Charities Act and HMRC.
Personal data processing is carried out for members of the Church of Scotland who wish to support the charity by making an online donation.
Sharing Your Personal Data
You will be referred to PayPal (Europe) S.a.r.l et Cie for the purpose of processing your payment. Paypal are a data controller in their own right for this purpose. Payment card information is not collected or stored in any way by the Church of Scotland as part of this process.
Your personal data will not be used for any other purpose or shared with a third party unless doing so is necessary in order to comply with a legal obligation or in order to protect your vital interests or those of another data subject.
Your personal data will be not transferred outside the EEA.
Under the Data Protection Act 2018 you have rights in terms of how we process your personal data. Including the right to make a complaint with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) as the regulator in the UK. For full information about your rights, contact information for the ICO and for our Data Protection Officer, visit our Privacy Centre.