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Withdrawing Funds From Your Individual Recipient Account

By Jo Arkell | 6 July 2020

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If you have a Stewardship Individual Recipient Account, did you know you can withdraw funds at any time?

If you have received an invitation email to update your account it only takes a few moments to do so. It’s so much clearer and easier to use. You can see your support raising target and your ministry expenses, so you know how much close relatives can give. You can also change the week you receive your scheduled payments from Stewardship.

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£5 Million Raised and Distributed to 88 UK Churches and Charities Within 100 Days of COVID-19 Lockdown

By | 3 July 2020

NEARLY £5 MILLION was raised and distributed to 88 UK churches and charities within 100 days of COVID-19 lockdown – aiding grass-root response to individuals and communities in need. This massive fundraising was led by Stewardship, the UK’s leading Christian charity for philanthropy and generosity.

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I have to raise my own salary?!

By Jo Arkell | 3 July 2020

I have to raise my own salary?? I don’t think so…

I remember the feeling well. I was 21, had decided I wanted to work for Agape and was off to the head office in Birmingham to hear more. I loved the vision: helping students explore and find faith. I was inspired by the staff; determined to share the gospel with a ‘why wouldn’t you?’ attitude. And I was full of hope that God was going to use me.

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Giving, When the Church is Poor

By David Flowers | 19 June 2020

 

I believe that people give because they carry the image of God – they have in them a divine piece of DNA which radiates grace. Rationally, it seems foolish for people to give £30,000,000 to a commercial fund-raising site because Honorary Colonel Sir Tom is walking up and down his garden. But when we see a need, and are inspired by a person, our default is an urge to give. Even if we often find reasons not to give, (I’ll do it later, I haven’t got enough myself, I don’t know how to give) there’s something in us that wants to join in with the generosity.

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A New Church Plant Shows Sacrificial Love

By Alex Huson | 11 June 2020

Stewardship’s church planting team, still in its infancy, was set up to serve those who feel God has placed a call on their heart to start a church. When statistics seem to show a decline in church attendance, it’s amazing to hear stories of people stepping out in faith to build God’s house. Pastors like Pete and Rachel Whittaker from Freedom Church Preston are leading the charge.

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HMRC feedback on common Gift Aid claim errors

By Stephen Mathews | 9 June 2020

Whilst COVID-19 appears not to have significantly slowed the repayment of Gift Aid claims, HMRC has identified some common errors made on claims that do cause processing delays.

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Reserves

By Alan Hough | 8 June 2020

Reserves tend to come in two forms.

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Gift Aid on cancelled events

By Stephen Mathews | 7 June 2020

The Government has agreed to temporarily enable attendees of events that have been cancelled as a result of COVID-19 to be allowed to donate their event ticket price to the hosting charity, under Gift Aid, without the need for the price paid to be refunded to the ticket holder first.

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Increased risk of fraud and cyber crime

By Alan Hough | 6 June 2020

The Government has once again warned that fraudsters are exploiting the spread of COVID-19 in order to carry out fraud and cybercrime.

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Staff-related matters (including furlough scheme update)

By Jackie Fletcher | 5 June 2020

There are two major updates for staff-related matters at this time.

The first relates to employment contracts. On 6 April this year, new regulations came into force with significant changes to the rules on written statements of employment. The first major change is that employees, and now also paid workers, have the right to a written statement of employment on day one.

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