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The Grassmarket Mission

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Mission Hall of 1890 in the Grassmarket by architect James Lessels

Making a donation.

Much of the money that the Grassmarket Mission is able to raise comes the the generous donations we receive from our benefactors. Every penny of the money you give goes towards making a difference to people's lives.

Donate by cheque

Cheques should be made payable to 'The Grassmarket Mission' and sent to:

The Treasurer
The Grassmarket Mission
c/o Whitelaw Wells,
9 Ainslie Place,

Gift Aid

The Gift Aid scheme is for gifts of money by individuals who pay UK tax. Gift Aid donations are regarded as having basic rate tax deducted by the donor. Charities take your donation - which is money you've already paid tax on - and reclaim the basic rate tax from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) on its 'gross' equivalent - the amount before basic rate tax was deducted.

Basic rate tax is 20 per cent, so this means that if you give £10 using Gift Aid, it‘s worth £12.50 to the charity

You candownloadour Gift Aid Declaration form today and send it on to us at the address listed above.

Payroll Giving

Payroll Giving allows you to make donations directly to the Grassmarket Mission from your pay or company/personal pension. Donations are calculated after your National Insurance contributions are deducted but before the deduction of Income Tax.

Example 1: Basic Rate Tax @ 20% - each £1.00 you donate to The Grassmarket Mission will only cost you 80p
Example 2: Higher Rate Tax @ 40% - each £1.00 you donate to The Grassmarket Mission will only cost you 60p

It is easy to donate to The Grassmarket Mission through Payroll Giving. Simply speak to your Payroll department who will provide the relevant form and they will arrange the rest.

Further information can be found at

Legacy - remember the Mission in your Will

Leaving gifts in your will is a significant decision, and we recognise and respect that family and loved ones come first. After providing for those you care for, you may wish to leave a gift to The Grassmarket Mission. We promise that all gifts, whatever the size, are used by us to make a real difference for people. They enable our charity to fund sustainable activities so your gift keeps on giving.

Any gift you leave to The Grassmarket Mission will be treated with respect and sensitivity, recognising your privacy at all times.

Your gift will also be managed efficiently so it has the greatest impact. Should you wish, you can choose how your gift is used by specifying what service or project you wish it to be involved in.

You have the right to change your mind about your gift at any time in the future. A solicitor is recommended in the drafting of a will. If you do wish to leave a gift to The Grassmarket Mission, the following information can be used:

The Grassmarket Mission, c/o Whitelaw Wells, 9 Ainslie Place, Edinburgh EH3 6AT
Registered charity number - SC008062

You can tell us that you have left a gift in your will, but it is not necessary. You can also choose whether you tell us of its value.

If you wish to have more information on our services, please get in touch.