Donate to the GRCC
As a non- governmental organisation receiving guaranteed funding for only approximately eighty percent of our running cost, the Galway Rape Crisis Centre is dependent on financial support from the public.
What your donations can do……
Tea and coffee for clients for one day
A one-hour helpline call
One crisis counselling session
One outreach counselling session
One recent assault call out
One month of GRCC mobile phone bill
All donations make a difference.
All monies donated to GRCC are channelled back into the centre to provide our core services. You can donate by:
One of the crucial ways that the GRCC receives donations is through our donation website. By donating online, your donation can be put right to work at the Centre.
You can send a cheque, bank draft or postal order made payable to the Galway Rape Crisis Centre:
Address: “The Lodge”, Forster Court, Galway City
Recurring Donation via Direct Debit
Become a Friend of the GRCC by setting up a recurring donation through direct debit.
If you wish to setup a Monthly Direct Debit to Galway Rape Crisis Centre, please click on the link below to download the form to register as a monthly donor by direct debit.
Tax Relief on Donations
There are a number of tax benefits associated with annual donations of €250 + to the Galway Rape Crisis Centre. The recipient of the benefit depends on the type of taxpayer making the donation:
Self-assessed taxpayers can reclaim the income tax they pay on donations of €250+ in any one tax year. We will send you a receipt for your donation. When you fill out your tax return, deduct the donation amount from your taxable income thus reducing your tax bill. The donor benefits directly from the tax relief on donations.
The company claims a deduction for donations of €250 + in any one tax year as if it were a trading expense. The company benefits from the tax relief.
In the case of PAYE taxpayers, donations of €250 + received by the Galway Rape Crisis Centre, or any other registered charity, in one tax year are treated as having been received “net” of tax.
(a) Individual on the standard rate of tax, i.e. 20%
Individual donates €500
Value of donation to the GRCC = €625, i.e. €500 x (100 ÷ 80)
Tax associated with the donation (€625 – €500) = €125
The GRCC will therefore be able to claim a repayment of €125 from Revenue at the end of the tax year.
(b) Individual on the higher rate of tax, i.e. 41%
Individual donates €500
Value of donation to the GRCC = €847.46, i.e. €500 x (100 ÷ 59)
Tax associated with the donation (€847.46 – €500) = €347.46
The GRCC will will therefore be able to claim a repayment of €347.46 from Revenue at the end of the tax year.
This information has been taken from the SCHEME OF TAX RELIEF FOR DONATIONS OF MONEY OR DESIGNATED SECURITIES TO “ELIGIBLE CHARITIES” AND OTHER “APPROVED BODIES” UNDER SECTION 848A TAXES CONSOLIDATION ACT 1997.