Show your support to persecuted Christians
Will you take up the challenge of helping to sustain the faith of millions of persecuted and suffering Christians around the world?
From fundraising for us, giving shares to donating your car, there are plenty of other ways you can make a gift to support our work.
Fundraise for us
Getting together with friends, family and neighbours or taking on a personal challenge is a great way to support Aid to the Church in Need.
The only limit on what you do is your imagination. You could take part in one of our organised events such as a run, cycle or swim. Or why not organise your own event; from holding a concert to coffee morning to a bake sale – the options are limitless!
Make us your charity of the year
Is your company looking for a charity partner? As a charity working around the world, we have a range of projects including:
- Projects that promote and enhance the Faith
- Projects that have a strong humanitarian emphasis – especially in countries such as Syria
- Projects offering medical support to the wider community
- Inter-faith projects which emphasise dialogue and co-operation
If you would like us to be your charity of the year, we would be delighted to discuss your ideas with you – please contact us
We recognise and value all gifts made to us including large gifts which give us confidence to fund large-scale project requests. Many companies who make substantial gifts are happy to let us decide how best to use their gift. Others like to work closely with us to identify a project that suits their vision and to receive updates when they are available.
Company charitable foundations, PAYE and matched giving
Your company might choose to make individual contributions or support us through their company charitable foundations. Your employer might make provision for Aid to the Church in Need through their employee PAYE: Pay As You Earn scheme or support your fundraising efforts through matched giving, matching the money raised by their staff members. You or your company can contact us to find out more about these options.
Tax-efficient: Leaving a Gift
Ways you can give tax-efficiently as an individual include making a Gift Aid declaration for your donations, giving through a company Payroll Giving scheme, making a donation of shares or assets such as property, or leaving gifts in your Will.
Tax-efficient giving for companies includes gifts of land, buildings or shares, gifts of company equipment, trading stock or staff help, and sponsorship. These can attract benefits in the areas of Corporation Tax and Capital Gains Tax.
Please contact HMRC or a Tax specialist if you have any queries about making a tax-efficient gift.
Donate your old car through Giveacar
Have your company vehicles reached the end of the road? With the award-winning company Giveacar, you can not only take care of a problem but also help the suffering Church at the same time.
Visit www.giveacar.co.uk or phone Giveacar on 020 7736 4242 quoting Aid to the Church in Need to arrange collection of your old car, motorbike, van, ride-on lawnmower or farm machinery, at no cost to you. Depending on its age and condition, they will recycle it at an Authorised Treatment Facility or send it to auction.
Scrap donations raise about £100 (depending on the price of metal) while auction cars can raise much more. You can choose to give all or half of the scrap/auction values of the vehicle (minus administrations costs) to Aid to the Church in Need and Giveacar will handle all the paperwork.
We are very grateful to all our benefactors who have chosen to support us in this way so far!
Trusts and Foundations
We greatly value gifts from trusts and foundations – large or small!
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you are interested in supporting different aspects of our work.
- Promotion of Christianity
- Support for priests, seminarians and Sisters
- Evangelisation, media and Bible outreach
- Construction projects – cathedrals, churches and chapels
- Transport projects
- Education and theological formation projects
- Christian causes and work
- Emergency aid
We also make targeted applications for funding towards key projects worldwide.
To meet our own needs her in the UK, we welcome support for the following areas of our work:
- Growing our regional and volunteer structure and all the practical and material needs associated with such growth
- Developing a range of educational resources for schools and parishes
- Developing an in-house multi-media studio to enable us to make the most of visits from guests from the persecuted Church, for website and social media purposes
- Sponsorship for national Witness events, meetings and conferences
If you would like to support a particular project that Aid to the Church in Need supports or would like more information about our projects around the world, please email Christine Kennedy.
Request an Appeal
Throughout the country we have Area Secretaries who would love to visit your parish or group to talk about the Christians suffering around the world, and how Aid to the Church in Need is helping those in need.