The scheme is flexible and is able to fit a range of patterns of giving. Donations can be made on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis by Direct Debit using a PGS gift form Even though the donations are made to the PGS, donations are restricted to the parish chosen by the donor and cannot be used elsewhere.
Importantly, the donation, including any Gift Aid, will be passed back to the parish of the donors choosing within ten days of collection. This is done automatically without any further administration by the parish.
The unique feature of the scheme is the option for the donor to commit in principle to increase their gift annually in line with inflation. Whilst this is a voluntary decision, it is one that could potentially have a huge impact on the life and future of the church. Furthermore, each year the donor will receive a letter letting them know the inflationary increase, giving them the opportunity to change the gift if they wish to.