Online giving


Churches rely on the generosity of their congregations and their communities to support their mission and ministry.

Many people give regularly to their church by standing order or direct debit (through the Parish Giving Scheme) but others give in cash when the offering is taken in a church service or when visiting the church. 

Online giving is a good mechanism to enable one-off donations from people and to act as an alternative way to give for those who regularly donate by cash or for occasional and new givers.

The resources below are here to help you encourage people to give:

www.achurchnearyou.com | Weblink

This site includes an online giving button available for each church through their page on A Church Near You.

Editable animated giving film | Video Link and  Encouraging Giving Online | Weblink

Both for use during the coronavirus while our churches are closed and beyond.

Frequently Asked Questions | PDF


Latest guidance and prices on online giving platforms

There are many online providers available. You’ll find a list of suggested suppliers (most relevant and affordable providers for churches in the UK) and tips on how to sign up here.

Give A Little

Parish Buying, the procurement arm of the Church of England, recommend Give A Little who have partnered with Sumup.

  • Donations received through Give A Little come with a transaction rate of just 1.95% per donation
  • There is the opportunity for donors to sign a Gift Aid declaration.
  • Offers the option for donors to give on a recurring monthly basis.

Please download this step-by-step guide that will help you get your Give A Little online giving account setup. 

Give A Little Step by Step Guide | PDF Online 


Parish Webinars on Online Giving

The national Digital Team are currently offering training on how to use the different online platforms. Sign up to join a webinar here

There are also explainer videos on how to set up online giving.

Vimeo explainer from National Giving Team | Video Link


For further information please contact

Lee Jukes – Stewardship Manager | 01473 298551 | 07721 219534

Julie Podd – Parish Finance & Resources Advisor | 01473 298555 |  07826 556186

 

 

 

Updated 23 November 2020