OFFICIAL RECOGNITION FOR JAGANNATH TEMPLE TRUST UK AS A CHARITABLE INCORPORATED ORGANISATION (CIO)
The Trustees of the Jagannath Temple Trust (JTT), UK are pleased to announce that the Trust has been officially recognised by the Charity Commission for England and Wales as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) established for charitable purposes. Admission into the Central Register of Charities is official and public endorsement of the goals and objectives of the JTT. The Trust will now enjoy a range of tax benefits, and the income of the charity will generally be exempt from Income Tax, Corporation Tax and Capital Gains Tax as the money will be used for exclusively charitable purposes. In addition, donations to the JTT made by UK taxpayers can be eligible for Gift Aid from the HMRC, whereby the Trust can claim back 25p every time an individual donates £1 to our charity, and formal endorsement is expected shortly.
The Jagannath Temple Trust, UK aims to construct a grand Jagannath Temple in London, expected to be completed by 2024, at a project cost of 4 million British Pounds. The Trust is currently finalising an appropriate site in the Greater London region for the temple. The Founder Trustees comprise many eminent Odias who are long standing residents in the UK – including doctors, engineers, finance and IT professionals, and entrepreneurs. The Trust envisages that the Jagannath Mandir Complex will become the epi-centre of Jagannath culture in the UK and Europe, a hub for the propagation of Hindu philosophy and encouragement of religious harmony between various communities in the UK, and also an easily accessible prominent landmark in London that will attract thousands of devotees and tourists from across the world. An active Membership Drive has been launched, and an ambitious Fundraising Campaign to generate funds for the project has been kickstarted.
All donations may be made to:
JAGANNATH TEMPLE TRUST UK
Account Number: 38399322
Sort Code: 23-05-80
Despite the global Covid-19 pandemic, that has resulted in social distancing and various levels of lockdown across the UK, the Jagannath Temple Trust UK has already commenced operations to connect devotees with Lord Jagannath – through the broadcast of live religious festivals, spiritual discourses and prayer meetings, over online platforms and digital media. A series of community spiritual and cultural activities are planned over the coming months to ensure that devotees feel the reassuring presence and blessings of Lord Jagannath in their lives, to enable them to successfully overcome the challenges posed by the global pandemic.
More details can be found on our website jagannathtemple.org.uk.
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