Great news: Sanctuary in Chichester is now a charity! We were awarded charitable status in early February, eight months after we applied to the Charity Commission. Our registration number is 1181855.
This marks a new stage in our work to welcome refugees and asylum-seekers in our area. Among other things it means that any donations from supporters who pay income tax at the standard rate will be enhanced by HMRC by 25%. One of our trustees will be contacting all our donors to check the tax status of their gifts, in order to reclaim this Gift Aid.
We’d like to thank everyone for their support in helping Sanctuary in Chichester to get to this point. It’s been quite a haul.