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Partner Account for Individuals
For Christian workers and Bible College students
The Partner Account for Individuals will help you manage your financial support for living costs and personal ministry expenses in one place. You'll get a range of tools to manage your support, connect with your supporters and develop a team of ministry partners.
As an Individual Partner you’ll have access to our dedicated team who have years of experience in ministry and support raising. We’re here to help you build an effective support team, making your work financially sustainable and ensuring you are well supported in prayer and encouragement.
We'll handle it for you
We know people like to donate in different ways. Whether it's Direct Debit, card, or cheque our team will handle all gifts and pay them directly in to your bank account each month, allowing you to plan and manage your finances.
We’re here to help you
You'll have access to our expert team with many years experience in ministry, mission and support raising. They're just a phone call away and here to help you with your account, and increase your support base through our subsidised training, videos, webinars, blogs and more.
Giving made easy
We make the experience simple for both you and your supporters. For most Christian Workers, a unique giving link allows supporters to make one-off or regular donations in a matter of minutes. For Bible College students and for those who prefer paper forms, there's a PDF support form that can be printed or emailed.
Get more with Gift Aid
Don't miss out on more support. We'll handle Gift Aid for you, boosting your income by 25% on all eligible donations.
Online Account Access
View all gifts made into your account, access supporter details, view breakdowns of our payments to you, check your next payment date or withdraw your balance early.
We support over 2700 individual partners to whom we distribute more than £14m per year and including over £3m in Gift Aid.
As our needs grow, it is great to know that we have a reliable and trustworthy organisation working with us.Dave and Helen Hobbs Stewardship Individual Partners
Thank you for transforming our lives.Lynda Ojiakor Stewardship Individual Partner
We’re keen to avoid the mistake of preaching a spiritual gospel but forgetting the financial and relational, or vice versa.Liam and Rachel Byrnes Stewardship Individual Partners
Frequently Asked Questions
The Partner Account for Individuals is for those working in Christian work 21 hours a week or more, or those preparing for Christian work full-time at a recognised UK Bible College, and rely wholly or partly on support. Find out about our eligibility criteria.
As a Christian worker or Bible College student, we will assess whether your work or study and circumstances have charitable purpose. Any funds given to you from a Partner Account are charitable funds given for your living costs or personal ministry expenses, or course fees, to support you to carry out the Christian work or study we have assessed. They cannot be used for any other purposes, for example, employing others, charity project costs, building projects, etc.
Most people can set up support to you easily.
There are restrictions around close relatives giving to the support of individuals.
Individuals overseas can only give by card.
UK church, charities, trusts or companies can also give for your support, unless you work or volunteer for them. To set up their giving, churches and charities can open a Giving Account for Churches and Charities. Companies can open an account here.
There is a 3.5% fee on most gifts to Stewardship. To give an example, if you receive a gift of £100 and we claim £25 Gift Aid, the 3.5% fee is applied to the £125 so you receive £120.63. If the gift is without Gift Aid we charge a fee of 3% and you would receive £97. Find out more about our Giving Account fees.
A Partner Account for Individuals has to be in the name of one person who we assess as being eligible to receive charitable funds from us. If you are married, we will take your spouse's details into account and funds you receive are for your support as a couple. You can add your spouse as an additional user and include them in your preferred name, which is what your supporters will see.
If you are a Christian Worker, our understanding and interpretation of tax law is that payments you receive from Stewardship would be subject to UK income tax because of your vocation. We recommend that you seek appropriate professional advice from a tax adviser or HMRC. If you are a Bible College Student, your situation depends on a number of other factors. We recommend speaking to HMRC or a tax adviser.
As a general rule, we can open an account two months prior to commencement of your ministry/study but it can be longer in cases of long term service.
Support Raising Training
Many Christian workers scrape by financially, but that doesn’t need to be the case. We offer our Individual Partners, and those who receive their personal support for ministry into a Partner Account for a Church or Charity, subsidised Support Raising Training. Together we look at support raising in the Bible, challenge misconceptions and fears around support raising, and equip you to build a team of partners who stand with you in prayer, encourage you and partner financially.
When you receive funds from Stewardship you are receiving charitable grants, funded by your supporters, to fulfil our charity objectives of advancing evangelical Christianity, relieving poverty or distress, advancing education or otherwise promoting charitable work. Find out more about our eligibility criteria and close relative giving policy.
Our services - The numbers
Over 2,700 Christian Workers and Bible College Students are registered with Stewardship to receive funds to support them in their ministry
Our services - The numbers
We distribute over £14million a year to Christian Workers and Bible College Students, including over £3m in Gift Aid, every year
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