Giving to the Church

Members and adherents of the Church of Scotland help fund the Church's work through their giving to local congregations. If you wish to contribute to your local congregation, please contact the treasurer or minister. You can find your nearest church by using our church finder.

Contributing directly

If you wish to contribute to support the national work of the Church of Scotland, or to an aspect of this work, please send your donation to the General Treasurer, 121 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4YN.

Cheques should be made payable to 'The Church of Scotland'.

You can also donate online by visiting our donate page.

Gift Aid

The Gift Aid scheme is good news for the Church because:

  • It increases our giving by 25 per cent
  • No minimum contribution is required
  • No specific donation amount has to be promised
  • There is no fixed term during which contributions must be made
  • Tax may be recovered retrospectively.

For donations to qualify, the donor must pay UK income tax or capital gains tax at least equal to the amount of tax being reclaimed.

More detailed information on the Gift Aid scheme can be found on our Gift Aid page.

A gift to the Church in your Will

The work of the Church has been assisted greatly by many generous gifts in the Wills of members, adherents and supporters. These gifts serve as a lasting legacy, allowing work to be taken forward that might otherwise be unaffordable.

If you wish to make a gift in your Will to support the work of the Church, it can be directed to your local congregation or the work of the Church of Scotland in general. A gift to the Church in your Will is exempt from Inheritance Tax. The General Treasurer and the Solicitor of the Church are always willing to provide information about the work of the Church to anyone interested in making a gift in their Will. To find out more about leaving a legacy in your Will, please see our Leaving a Lasting Legacy page.