02 Feb Generous Giving, Diocese of York
Generous Giving, Diocese of York
Tuesday, 2 March 2021 at 10:00 UTC
The Parish Giving Scheme (PGS) is a a mechanism of planned giving. and its approach aims to offset one of the greatest threats to parish income which is static giving. Giving through this Scheme are made by Direct Debit, and can be given on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis. Each donation is directed to that individual’s parish church, and PGS claims the Gift Aid on your behalf. The Diocese of York formally adopted this Scheme in 2020.
This webinar is for parishes to find out more about the Scheme, how to register their parish to join, and best practice in promoting it to your communities. The webinar is led by York’s Diocesan Generous Giving team, and is free to attend – please book your place in advance.
The Archbishop of York introduces the Parish Giving Scheme
In a short video, the Archbishop of York, Stephen Cottrell, introduces and endorses the Parish Giving Scheme within our diocese.
“We’re launching this Scheme which is quite simply the simplest and most efficient way for people to give as generously as they can to the work and witness of the Church – so please look into using the Parish Giving Scheme in your church.”
What is the Parish Giving Scheme?
The Parish Giving Scheme (PGS) is a 21st Century approach to offset one of the greatest threats to parish income which is static giving. Donations through this Scheme are made by Direct Debit, and can be given on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis. Each donation is directed to that individual’s parish church, and PGS claims the Gift Aid on your behalf.
If this Scheme becomes the principal giving method for your church, you will be offering inflation-proofed giving, maximising your administration. This will release your parish to focus on other important priorities.
Fewer cash donations means it is lower risk for volunteers counting and banking money
Donors have the option to increase their gift by inflation, maintaining the value of their gift and sustaining the church’s mission and ministry
Donors can set up their giving through a phone service or a paper form, depending on their preference
Gift Aid is claimed by the Scheme, so administration for your local church is reduced, saving time and work
The Scheme is offered free of charge to churches and donors
The Scheme transfers the gift and the Gift Aid to your parish bank account on a monthly basis, improving cash flow and the security of gifted income