Leading from the front

06 February 17

The members of Sawyers Church in Brentwood, Essex, have been busy using for the most ambitious fundraising project in their history. With a target to raise 2.7 million pounds for a new church building and community hub, offering help and support to vulnerable and marginalised people and providing employment for adults with learning disabilities,…


4 Bright Ideas to give your Church fundraising a boost

05 February 17

Here Andrew Evans, fundraising and marketing consultant for churches and charities, shares four bright ideas that   you can do to make sure your amazing work is better resourced this year…. “Some of your new year resolutions have probably already bitten the dust (go on, have another chocolate). But you can make plans now to…


Sleeping out for sleeping bags

25 January 17

A simple solution is helping Jackie Fletcher and friends help save those sleeping on the streets from the life-threatening risks of hypothermia. Before Christmas she raised funds on to buy military grade sleeping bags and smashed her original £500 target. Here’s her fundraising story: “I decided to fundraise for homeless causes as I see…


Ebola crisis appeal

10 November 14

Since it hit in March 2014, nearly 5000 people have died and over 10,000 have been infected by the Ebola virus. The disease is not only taking the lives of those infected but is bringing local heath services to their knees, devastating communities and removing the ability for people to support themselves. Help is urgently…

Oct is back on the road!

10 October 14

Working in partnership with the Dioceses of Liverpool and Manchester, our team will be hosting a number of sessions to help churches get started with later this month. What’s covered? Throughout each session, our team will help you to: Discuss the benefits of and how you can use them to your advantage; Walk…


Keeping it regular

11 August 14

Can you keep a secret? A couple of weeks ago we turned on our new regular giving feature on! This new tool allows supporters to create a monthly Direct Debit donation in support of their favourite cause, in just a few clicks. We’ve rebuilt this new tool from the ground up, to ensure that…


New help for charities, from HMRC

20 June 14

HMRC Charities has recently set up a new dedicated Outreach Team to offer help and support to charities to enable them to get things right first time. The new team, located in Bootle, is comprised of 15 members.  The team’s objective is to help charities understand, benefit and claim reliefs through Gift Aid, the Gift…


Giving anonymously with

18 March 14 – the online giving platform from Stewardship – makes it super easy to give without your name attached in a few simple steps: 1. Search for your chosen charity/cause here.   2. Select the correct donation page (you can also give anonymously to fundraising pages!), and enter the amount you’d like to give. You can also choose whether to…


Handlebars at the ready, gents! Movember’s coming…

16 October 13

By now we’re sure a lot of you will have heard of ‘Movember’. A chance for men everywhere to show support for for prostate and testicular cancer and mental health by sprouting facial hair galore! Movember’s vision is to have an everlasting impact on the face of men’s health. So beards, long side-burns, moustaches (however…


Jemma- running lots of races for water

10 October 13

Meet Jemma, running enthusiast and supporter of charity: water. We caught up with her recently to find out more about why she’s decided to ‘run all year’ in support of a cause she loves. Read on to find out more… What made you decide to do a fundraiser run for charity: water? Last year I raised…