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Building an Ethical Financial System

Research by Church Urban Fund reveals Churchgoers are twice as likely to support credit unions than others. The Church Urban Fund briefing paper gives some background to the issues surrounding the problem of payday lending and the role credit unions

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76% of Britons giving to good causes

The UK is top of the developed world for giving money to charity, with 76% of Britons giving to good causes in a typical month. The increase in financial giving makes the UK the sixth most charitable nation in the

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Christmas Generosity Resources

Generosity at Christmas is a page of prayers and ideas for encouraging and sharing generosity at Christmas. Christmas is all about giving and generosity; but sometimes it gets confused with buying and consuming.  We have created some resources to help

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Encouraging Legacy Giving Workshops

Eleanor Gill, our Legacy and Funding Officer for The National Stewardship Team is out and about in our parishes, helping them to encourage gifts in wills. She’s delivering these workshops all across the country, so we thought it a good idea

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A Short Guide to Encouraging Generous Giving

Each week hundreds of thousands of Church of England members give their time, their skills and their money to support the work of the Church. Without them, the Church’s ministry and its participation in mission would be far less significant. Parish

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Local solicitors are ready and willing to help

This November, local solicitors are ready and willing to help people put their affairs in order and secure the future for their loved ones. They are offering to write basic Wills without charging their normal fee.  All that they ask

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How to Plan a Successful Capital Campaign

Capital Fundraising Campaigns raise large sums of money for building maintenance and/or large projects. Campaigns can last up to three years and each Capital Campaign requires clear planning, preparation and good project management. Eleanor Gill will facilitate a lively and

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Living Below the Line

Jo Beacroft-Mitchell, the Giving and Resources Officer for the Diocese of Wakefield has joined Christian Aid’s Living Below the Line Campaign to raise awareness and money for crucial anti-poverty initiatives. £1 is the UK equivalent of the extreme poverty line.

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Encouraging Legacy Giving Workshop

On April 25th 2013, Eleanor Gill, National Stewardship Legacy and Funding Officer will facilitate a lively and informative workshop, encouraging delegates to recognise the rich potential for funding ministry and mission through legacy giving, and highlighting the importance of Wills

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Plug yourself into The Energy Basket!

For the first time in 2013, parishes can pool their energy spend and buy electricity and gas in bulk. Supermarkets, hospitals and national and local government purchase in this way to take advantage of their economies of scale.  Now parishes,

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