Donations Policy

The following procedures will be put in place to identify and verify donors and to consider any conditions attached to any donation.

Fundraising at Kiln church will be focused on donations from donors who have a relationship to Kiln church, are a UK taxpayer, are subject to UK legal frameworks and who give to the Kiln church as part of their regular tithe to support the work of the church.

Gift aid will only be claimed if the donor has passed all three tests to ensure it is not a tainted charity donation. Specifically, no donations will be accepted where the person linked to the donation is trying to gain a financial advantage, either directly or indirectly, from Kiln Church.

All donations will be received either via electronic bank transfer or via cheque.

Large one-off donations from an irregular source will be first brought to the trustees for verification. No donations will be accepted from an unknown body, where the currency is not in GBP or where the funds originate outside the UK where financial regulation, or the legal framework is not rigorous.

No donations will be accepted, even if the donor is known, if the donations are routed via an unknown third party or via an unusual payment mechanism.

Donations will not be accepted where unusual conditions are attached.

Under no circumstances will donations be accepted where they are linked to interest free loan arrangements or where there is any suspicion that Kiln could be used as a conduit for funds to any third party.

In the event that any public concerns have been raised about the donors or their activities, specific caution will be taken to ensure that funds are fully verified, and the nature of any public concerns fully investigated.

If following due diligence, the trustees have any grounds for suspicion then any evidence will be reported to the police and/or the appropriate authorities. Specifically, the trustees undertake to report any one-off or series of smaller donations totalling more than £25,000, from any source we cannot identify or check to the Charity Commission.

Under no circumstances will Kiln church engage with any donor where the reputation of the church and our Christian witness will be tarnished.

Legacy Policy

The following procedures will be put in place to identify and verify legacies and to consider any conditions attached.

Fundraising at Kiln church will be focused on legacies from those who have a relationship to Kiln church, are a UK taxpayer, are subject to UK legal frameworks and who have been supportive to the work of the church.

Gift aid will only be claimed if the donor has passed all three tests to ensure it is not a tainted charity donation. Specifically, no legacies will be accepted where the person linked to the donation is trying to gain a financial advantage, either directly or indirectly, from Kiln Church.

All legacies will be received either via electronic bank transfer or via cheque.

Large one-off legacies from an irregular source will be first brought to the trustees for verification. No legacies will be accepted from an unknown body, where the currency is not in GBP or where the funds originate outside the UK where financial regulation, or the legal framework is not rigorous.

No legacies will be accepted, even if the donor is known, if the legacy is routed via an unknown third party or via an unusual payment mechanism.

Legacies will not be accepted where unusual conditions are attached.

Under no circumstances will legacies be accepted where they are linked to interest free loan arrangements or where there is any suspicion that Kiln could be used as a conduit for funds to any third party.

In the event that any public concerns have been raised about the donors or their activities, specific caution will be taken to ensure that funds are fully verified, and the nature of any public concerns fully investigated.

If following due diligence, the trustees have any grounds for suspicion then any evidence will be reported to the police and/or the appropriate authorities. Specifically, the trustees undertake to report any one-off or series of smaller legacies totalling more than £25,000, from any source we cannot identify or check to the Charity Commission.

Under no circumstances will Kiln church engage with any donor where the reputation of the church and our Christian witness will be tarnished.