Why set up a County Trust?

The VCH costs money to research and write, and a trust can be a valuable organization for raising and channeling funding for the project.

A charitable trust can receive grants from voluntary bodies which make grants only to charitable trusts.

Donors are reassured by knowing that they are giving to an organization controlled by charity law.

A charitable trust can reclaim basic-rate Income Tax on donations made under Gift Aid.

People are encouraged to give by the way in which Gift Aid increases the effect of their generosity.

Donors who pay Income Tax at the higher rate reduce their liability to tax by making charitable donations.