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Help ‘the thinker believe and the believer think’

The Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics seeks to launch emerging Christian leaders into effective evangelism marked by academic excellence and integrity of character. The programme attracts gifted evangelists from around the world, who are taught,  trained and discipled to take the Gospel to their national, local and vocational contexts.

RZIM and OCCA significantly subsidise the overall expense of attending the OCCA programme to keep costs down for students, as well as offering some additional scholarships which range from full tuition and a living stipend, to smaller awards of partial tuition.  Last year we were able to offer 18 scholarships that enabled students to take up their place at OCCA and this year, we are hoping to increase this to 21 scholarships. To do this, we are seeking to raise £50,000 in the UK towards the overall amount of scholarships needed to bring these gifted evangelists to study at OCCA.

The incoming cohort of students includes individuals from Germany, India, Spain, Egypt as well as the UK and US. Your financial support is essential in enabling the next generation of evangelists to receive this formative training and development.

If you can help, please fill out the form below, ticking the Gift Aid box if you are able. Alternatively, please ring our reception to make a credit card donation. Direct tel: 01865 302900.

Thank you for your consideration to support us and for your prayers, without which we know we could not continue to do what we do.

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The Zacharias Trust
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Oxford

OX2 6JT

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What is Gift Aid?

Charities take your donation (which is money you’ve already paid tax on), and then reclaim tax on its ‘gross’ equivalent.

In practice, this means that if you give £100 using Gift Aid, that gift is worth £125 to us; the added £25 being relief from HMRC.

We will also treat all donations that you have made for the past four years and all donations you make in the future as Gift Aid donations, until you tell us otherwise.

Who can use Gift Aid?
UK Taxpayers can tick the box, as long as they pay an amount of Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax for each tax year (6 April to 5 April) that is at least equal to the amount of tax that we will reclaim on your gifts for that tax year.

Benefits to higher-rate taxpayers
If you pay tax at the higher rate, you can reclaim tax relief on your gross donation at 20% (i.e. the difference between the higher rate of tax at 40% and the basic rate at 20%). So, for the gift of £100 mentioned above, you are eligible to reclaim £20 in your tax returns.

Non taxpayers
If you do not pay tax in the UK, you should not use Gift Aid.

Terms and Conditions
By ticking the box above, you confirm that you are paying an amount of Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax for each tax year (6th April one year to 5th April the next) that is at least equal to the tax that RZIM Zacharias Trust will reclaim on your donations in the appropriate tax year. You also confirm that you are a UK taxpayer and understand that if you pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax in the current tax year than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all your donations, then it is your responsibility to pay any difference.