Financial stewardship – resources

Online Gift Aid

Most parishes will need to claim Gift Aid online. Latest guidance is available on the Parish Resources website:

www.parishresources.org.uk/giftaid/

Gift Aid – small donations

Small donations are now eligible for the scheme.

Check the right record keeping is in place. It’s not demanding – and a simple guide on how to do this is available on the Parish Resources website

http://www.parishresources.org.uk/giftaid/smalldonations/

This scheme is extremely good news for parishes, and will enable most churches to claim an additional £1,250 Gift-Aid style payment on cash donations received without a Gift Aid declaration.

Useful links

www.parishresources.org.uk

i.     Sample sermons on Stewardship, and ideas for linking stewardship themes with the Common Worship lectionary.

ii.    Sample letters and templates for use to thank donors

iii.   Some thoughts on annual renewal models, sample letters, pledge cards and standing order  forms

iv.   A downloadable copy of Encouraging a Parish in Giving

www.churchlegacy.co.uk

i.     Sample leaflets for use in encouraging legacy giving

ii.     An outline for use with a PCC in determining a policy for legacy giving.

iii.    A link to an online ordering facility for legacy leaflets.

www.givingingrace.org

Giving in grace is a complete on-line resource for running a stewardship initiative. Full  programme and support resources are provided, along with sermon notes, meeting guidelines, downloadable letters etc.