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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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Flesh and Blood

The Church of England is backing a groundbreaking new campaign was launched today specifically calling on the church to increase the number of blood and organ donors in the UK. The Rt Rev James Newcome is Lead Bishop on Healthcare for the Church

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Much more Give than Take this Christmas in Penzance!

This Christmas a new shop appeared on a small Cornish high street.  It wasn’t an ordinary shop though; the window display was adorned with the nativity scene and the shop name wasn’t a well-known chain – it didn’t offer bargains, sales,

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Small Donations Gift Aid Scheme

We anticipate the scheme to be worth around £13 million for parishes.  The Chancellor of the Exchequer announced it in the 2011 budget, and there is a Bill currently going through Parliament which will bring the scheme into operation from April 2013.

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Changes needed to Gift Aid Declarations this year

As a result of new guidance from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), all parishes will need to use new wording in all new Gift Aid declarations that are signed after the end of this year (31/12/2012). However, parishes are encouraged

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