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Raising up the next generation of evangelist-apologists
Your support is critical to us as we seek to raise up the next generation of evangelist-apologists at our Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics (OCCA).
This month, twenty-two passionate young evangelists join us on a one-year programme to learn to share and defend the beauty and credibility of the gospel and to help people of all faiths and none to overcome their intellectual objections and heartfelt concerns about Christianity.
This is a core programme for us. The OCCA has been going 13 years and we have now added more than 40 indigenous evangelists to our speaking team through this programme – in countries as diverse as Spain, the Middle East, US and Canada, Australia, Uganda, South Africa, Ghana and Nigeria. Other students return to resource the global church in many different settings.
So the OCCA is a community of scholars that has a genuinely global impact. We focus on spiritual formation, academic excellence and effective evangelism.
Every year we need support to enable us to provide scholarships for many of these students. This is a major undertaking, but we believe in equipping the church globally and are constantly looking to train people from all parts of the world, often where the church is marginalised.
We value your support towards running the OCCA and towards scholarships. If you can help, please fill out the form below, ticking the Gift Aid box if you are able. Alternatively, please ring Anna or Becca on 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.
Donate by Phone
Please call 01865 302900 to make a donation over the phone. Please have your details and payment card ready.
We accept the following payment methods: Visa, Visa Debit, Visa Electron, MasterCard and Maestro.
Donate by Post
Please send your donations to:
The Zacharias Trust
76 Banbury Road
Please make cheques payable to…
RZIM Zacharias Trust.
If you are wishing to start a Standing Order or would like to make a one-off donation by post, you can download the relevant forms here.
Thank you for your generosity.
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.
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.