You can also raise money without it costing you a penny when you shop on-line by using Easyfundraising.
There are nearly 3,000 participating retailers, including Amazon, John Lewis, KLM, Aviva, thetrainline, booking.com and Sainsbury’s, who will donate a percentage of the amount you spend to the Holy Land Iconography Trust when you shop with them. It’s really simple and doesn’t cost you anything.

All you have to do is:

  1. Go to http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/holylandiconographytrustcio
  2. Sign up for free
  3. Start shopping – your donations will be collected by Easyfundraising and automatically sent to the Holy Land Iconography Trust. That’s it – there are no catches or hidden charges.
    If you think you’ll forget to buy via Easyfundraising, once you’ve signed on click on the reminder button: http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/raise-more/donation-reminder/

In your will

In 2017 we were delighted to be told by solicitors that a supporter of the Bethlehem Icon Centre, had mentioned the BIC in his will to support its work. Please consider remembering the Holy Land Iconography Trust in your will. You can do this by simply asking your solicitor to include the Holy Land Iconography Trust CIO as one of the beneficiaries, or if you have already made a will you may be able to ask your solicitor to draw up a codicil adding it as a beneficiary.

A gift to charity is exempt for inheritance tax purposes so could form part of planning to reduce inheritance tax payable on your estate. Charitable purposes are defined in the Charities Act 2011, and a charity established in the UK falls within the exemption. (Since 1 April 2012 it also applies to charities established in EU territories other than UK and Norway and Iceland). In addition a reduced rate of inheritance tax is payable if you give a certain proportion of your estate to charity. If you are thinking of making a gift to the charity in your will you should seek appropriate advice on the tax benefits.

Ask your solicitor how to do this if you have one. If you do not have a solicitor we can put you in touch with someone who will help. To contact us to make an inquiry click here.