We are pleased to offer a several ways to give to All Saints:
- A simple one off online giving option using the ‘Give a Little’ system.
- Using the Parish Giving Scheme (PGS). If you don’t know what this is, there is a PDF document that you can download by clicking on “Ways you can set up Regular Giving with PGS“
- As well as the normal routes through our bank accounts and similar (for details please click here.)
To use each of the first two approaches, please see the details below:
We are pleased to offer a simple way to give to All Saints – using the Give a Little system (a recommended supplier for the Church of England).
It is very simple to use and is fully secure. Just click on this link (or the Click Here button alongside) and you will be taken to our campaign on the Give a Little website. It will also give you the chance to gift aid this payment if you wish and are able.
There is a small charge we have to pay from your donation for processing this but it is only a small % – however there is NO CHARGE TO YOU for using this service. You will only be charged the sum you have entered.
This service is most suited to one off payments – if you wish to commit to a regular gift we would encourage you to use regular bank standing order and, if possible, Gift Aid it – please contact our Treasurer (see below).
We are hugely grateful for any financial support you are able to offer All Saints at this time – but very much understand if your financial position means you can’t contribute to our costs. You are just as welcome a member of our community either way!
If you have any questions or concerns about this or any other approach to giving to All Saints, or indeed any other finance issues related to All Saints, please do contact Paul Southern, our Treasurer, on firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Parish Giving Scheme
What is it? The Parish Giving Scheme (PGS) is a method of giving that aims to encourage generosity, efficiency and regularity in giving; helping the Kingdom of God to grow through the flourishing of properly resourced local churches, giving donors confidence that their money is being used well and helping PCCs to budget effectively. The PGS is now used by over half the dioceses of the Church of England to handle the regular bank giving of church members. The scheme offers donors a highly efficient, friendly service and ensures that their chosen church not only promptly receives the whole of their donation but also the gift aid on their gift.
How will it differ from your current bank giving? In the PGS, your donations will be made by Direct Debit to the PGS rather than by Standing Order to your church’s bank account, as they are now. The PGS then pays your donation to your chosen church along with the Gift Aid on that donation. You will also have the option to include an automatic annual increase of your donation in line with inflation if you wish.
Why do we want to use it? Firstly, it will improve the church’s cashflow as we will receive a steady income from Gift Aid throughout the year. Secondly, it will reduce the burden on treasurers and Gift Aid secretaries as the tax claim will be handled by the PGS. Thirdly, by increasing donations in line with inflation, it avoids the issue of ‘static’ giving and provides a more stable income.
What will it cost? The PGS will not cost you or All Saints anything. Worcester diocese will pay for the scheme administration which they reckon will be no more that £1.50 per person per year. The experience of other dioceses is that the costs of the scheme are far outweighed by the additional income it generates. Dioceses and churches that have already adopted the PGS have reported great results with far more stable funding.
What happens next? If you want to find out more about the PGS, please visit their website at https://www.parishgiving.org.uk/home/ . If you would like to make regular donations to All Saints via the PGS, you can sign up online at https://www.parishgiving.org.uk/donors/find-your-parish/malvern-wells-all-saints-malvern/ .
You can also sign up by phone or by completing a form. Details can be found on the PGS website.
If you have any questions about the PGS, please contact Paul Southern our Treasurer, on email@example.com.