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Finance, stewardship & grants

Information about financial accounts, budgeting, purchasing, investments, giving, Gift Aid, grants, legacies, fees, employment, fees, Parish Share, VAT and more.

Parish Dashboards

Parish dashboards are summary PDF documents, created by the Church of England’s Research & Statistics unit, showing attendance and participation information as well as parish-level census and deprivation statistics.

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Parish Share

Parish Share is a contribution by churches towards the cost of the mission and ministry of the Church in the Diocese, which is primarily the cost of clergy.

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Gift Aid

Through Gift Aid churches can claim tax back from donations made by UK taxpayers and thereby increase their income, but only with permission from the taxpayer.

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Friends’ Schemes

A Friends’ Scheme can engage the wider community who may wish to support the life of the Church building. The average annual spend on church repairs in the Diocese of

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Donations through technology

Contactless donation units, online giving and giving by text message. Online Giving As we connect with more people online than ever before, don’t miss the opportunity to enable people to give

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Christian Giving

The starting point for any discussion on Christian Giving is generosity; not our generosity but God’s – God’s generosity to us. The good news of the gospel is that God

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CCLA Investments

CCLA are fund managers for many church’s investments, and the Diocese often acts as custodian trustee on behalf of the PCC. VIEW YOUR CCLA STATEMENTS  Where the Diocese administers a

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Buying, purchasing & reducing costs

Contracts and discounts negotiated for Church of England parishes through ‘Parish Buying’. VISIT THE PARISH BUYING WEBSITE  ‘Parish Buying’ is an initiative by the Church of England to support parishes

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Budgeting

Creating and improving your PCC’s budget, including a downloadable template. As the saying goes “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail!” however some PCCs still do not operate

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Annual Accounts & Year End

Each PCC is, in effect, the Board of Trustees of a Charity, and therefore has a number of duties including producing Annual Report and Accounts. Annual Reports and Accounts produced

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