The Parish Giving Scheme

 Each should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion,

for God loves a cheerful giver.  2 Corinthians 9:6

 

What is the Parish Giving Scheme?

  • A tool designed to support planned giving in the local church. 
  • A simple and effective means for people to donate to their church by regular Direct Debit payments on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis.

 

Background and key figures

  • Developed by the Diocese of Gloucester; gifted to the national Church of England in 2014.
  • A charitable company owned by participating Dioceses – currently 13.
  • Last year, over £9.9 million was donated to churches through the PGS, including £1.93m in Gift Aid.
  • The Diocese of Exeter officially launched the scheme in March 2015, following a successful pilot.
  • We currently have 164 parishes registered across the Diocese.  In November 2016, 1,599 donations were received by parishes via the scheme, totalling £116,854.

 

Benefits for the Parish

The Parish Giving Scheme is designed entirely to benefit parishes, helping churches to plan for the future.

  • No cost to the parish.
  • Resources and support provided by the diocesan Mission Resources Team.
  • Reduction in administration for the PCC Treasurer: Gift Aid is automatically processed, and the need to handle large amounts of cash and envelopes is reduced.
  • Increased cash flow: donations, plus Gift Aid, returned to the church bank account within a short period.
  • Donors can opt to increase their giving annually in line with inflation.

 

Benefits for the donor

  • Can be used for donations of any size – and gifts can be adjusted at any time, no questions asked.
  • You will be supporting your church regularly – even if you miss the odd Sunday service!
  • No need for loose change or envelopes – token provided.
  • Effective Gift Aid administration.
  • Option to increase gift annually with inflation.
  • Option to be an anonymous donor.

If you wish to discuss this scheme confidentially please speak to the Church Treasurer or Revd David Sayle

clergy@threeriversmissioncommunity.org.uk

 

 

 

 


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