The Parish Giving Scheme is a multi-diocesan approach to serving parishes with a professional donation management and Gift Aid service which combats the challenge of static giving by allowing donors to increase their giving in line with inflation.
The short films below show how the Parish Giving Scheme works and how to get started.
If your Parish hasn’t signed up for the Parish Giving Scheme perhaps now is the time to do it. If this scheme becomes the principle funding method for your church, you will have inflation-proofed your giving, maximised your cash flow and minimised your administration.
Donations are made by Direct Debit and can be made on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis and can be index-linked to inflation. The relevant Gift Aid is paid to each church on a monthly basis.
How the Parish Giving Scheme Works
This short 1 minute video gives an overview of the Parish Giving Scheme and how it might be beneficial to both the parish and to individuals.
"As PCC Treasurer the Parish Giving Scheme makes my accounting much easier and the Gift Form Pack is clear to understand and convey to those interested exactly what is involved and the form the commitment takes. Am happy to recommend it."
Tim Boyden, St Botolph, Hadstock.
To register your parish, you will need to complete a PGS Registration Form (below) and return it to PGS Team at the Diocesan Office.
Below you will find a selection of useful presentations and documents relating to the Parish Giving Scheme and Stewardship.
"Joining the PGS has meant that we now receive a considerable amount of our Gift Aid reclaim promptly every month, helping our cash flow, which together with annual increases in donations has been much appreciated. It has also meant a reduction in workload for our treasurer and myself."
Tim Pearce, Planned Giving and Gift Aid - All Saints’ Church, Springfield, Chelmsford.