Parish Giving

There are a number of options available to support you raise funds for your parish.

Parish Giving Scheme

One of the key initiatives the Diocese is encouraging all parishes to explore is the Parish Giving Scheme. Many parishes have already joined the scheme and we encourage all to explore the benefits of taking part.

Find out more by following the Parish Giving Scheme link here.

If you want to learn more about the Parish Giving Scheme and how your Parish might benefit, please contact Martin Kenward on martin.kenward@elydiocese.org or by phone on 01353 652 734.

Will Aid

Will Aid is a secular charity that coordinates participating solicitors who assist individuals to make or update their will and make a gift to one or more of a group of specified charities that includes Christian Aid.

Legacies

Regular planned giving to Anglican churches outstrips annual giving to our biggest UK charities and many of us give regularly to the church each week or month from our income.

All the information you need can be found on the Parish Resources website.

Gift Aid

Gift Aid is a government policy that enables tax-effective giving by individuals to charities in the UK. It is a valuable source of income for your parish, which can increase donations received under the scheme by 25%.

More information can be found on the Parish Resources website. Further guidance is on the HMRC website.

The Diocesan Finance team can also support you with Gift Aid, more information can be accessed by contacting the Diocesan Gift Aid Support Officer, Sarah Hewitt on sarah.hewitt@elydiocese.org or by phone on 01353 652707

Giving for Life – Continuing the Journey

Giving for Life helps parishes review their approach to issues of stewardship and generosity, within a context of discipleship. Following a survey of more than 1100 parishes, it is clear that most parishes have made real progress in adopting proven good practice over the past few years

For more information please visit the Parish Resources website here.


Please find four talks below on Giving for Life from Bishop David, beginning with a short overview on Ministry Share and what it pays for.

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