Contributions

All couples within Teams of Our Lady are asked to support the movement through an annual contribution made usually in May.

The contributions go to fund the administration and development of Teams in the region and for its missionary activity.  It also meets the cost of the written and digital newsletters and materials needed to run the Sectors and Regions.  Funds are contributed to the international leadership for development and future resources.  A small secretariat is employed in Paris.

Importantly, money is also allocated to “solidarity” where grants are given to individual couples or poorer regions to assist them in attending Teams events or supporting the movement.

The Teams of Our Lady Charter sets out the responsibilities for each couple and specifically identifies the need “to give annually, by way of subscription the equivalent of one day’s pay.”  Each couple is asked to consider donating one day’s income and where applicable, sign a gift aid declaration so that Teams can receive tax benefits in addition to the donation.  The request for a donation is not a binding commitment to be policed, but without the generosity of members, the movement would fail to function and cease growing.  Therefore each couple is asked to consider annually, the level of support it is able to give.

Each region has a treasurer couple who administer the funds and regularly publish accounts for all members to see.  Teams in Great Britain is a registered charity and therefore Gift Aid can be applied to contributions accompanied by a signed Gift Aid form.  Gift Aid is administered by the Province GB Treasurers.

Contributions can be made

      • through standing order or by using the ‘blue envelope’ distributed with the newsletter in April
      • using this Standing Order form – and Gift Aid form – Word  or  PDF  completed, signed and posted / scanned to the GB Treasurers
      • paid by electronic banking – giving your name as the reference.  Plus please send an email to the GB Treasurers
        Name:   Equipes Notre-Dame GB   sortcode:  60-21-05   Account:  28007131
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