Increase your support
Immediately boost your financial support with 25% Gift Aid added to all eligible donations
Organise your gifts
Receive, track and manage your one-off and regular donations in a single and secure space
Boost your credibility
Give your supporters the confidence to give to your work with a recognised Christian giving platform
Get more from your gifts
We’re the only place where individuals can receive a Gift Aid boost to their support. This means you get 25% extra on all eligible gifts.
Easy online giving
We will provide you with a unique giving link to your own customisable profile page where those who want to support you can easily set up regular or one-off gifts online.
All your support in one place
View and download your giving reports. No need to trawl through pages of bank transactions. Easily monitor your support and transaction history and how much you’ve received in any given period.
One monthly payment
We take the hassle out of multiple gifts coming into your bank account in dribs and drabs by providing you with one monthly payment. Choose your payment week and make your financial planning easier.
Your supporters can give with confidence
Over 60,000 Christians trust Stewardship with their giving every year. Your supporters can give safely and securely when they give with Stewardship.
Personalise your profile page
Customise your personal Stewardship profile page and share it easily with those who want to support you. Generate a QR code to share with potential supporters.
“Since I first did the Support Raising Training with Stewardship my monthly support has grown by £2598 a month, including Gift Aid. It’s been nearly two years since the training, and while there have been challenges, we have had an incredibly stable level of support for the last 18 months”.
Greg, Christian Worker, Cardiff
“I found the Support Raising Training invaluable. The biggest impact of the training was that I tripled the size of my team of supporters and I saw the monthly giving into my Stewardship Partner Account rise by over £800 a month”.
Steve, Christian Worker, Tunbridge Wells
We're here to help
We have some FAQs below to help you get started. Or check out our Help and Support Centre for everything you need to know about the account and how it works. Our team are also always happy to hear from you and to answer any questions that you might have
Frequently Asked Questions
The Partner Account for Individuals is for those who are:
- working in Christian work 21 hours a week or more, or,
- undertaking on a one-two year ministry trainee programme, church internship, or similar, or
- undertaking a course of study at a recognised UK Bible College for at least one academic year for the expressed purpose of being equipped for Christian work, to serve as an effective leader or volunteer in a church setting, or to influence their workplace or society with the Christian faith
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, for a gift of £100 we claim £25 Gift Aid. The 3.5% fee is applied to the £125 so the support you receive is £120.63. If the gift is made without Gift Aid we charge a fee of 3% and you would receive support of £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 take this into account when calculating the amount you can receive from us per year. You can add your spouse as an additional user and in your preferred name, which is the name your supporters will see on your online profile page and support form. Funds you receive are for your support as a household and can be apportioned between you for tax purposes.
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 receive support from Stewardship as a full-time student at a UK Bible college we regard our grants, funded by your supporters, as a bursary for your studies and our understanding is that these grants will not usually be subject to UK income tax. Again, we recommend speaking to a tax adviser or to HMRC.
However, it is your responsibility to ensure you are paying any necessary tax or national insurance. If you are in any doubt about your own personal position in relation to funds you receive from Stewardship, we recommend that you seek appropriate professional advice from 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.
If you already have a Partner Account for Individuals, or if your support is received into a Partner Account for a Church or Charity, you are able to join our Support Raising Training.
We also offer our free Support Raising Surgery to support those who have completed the training as they continue on their Support Raising journey.
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.