Resources

We try to keep this page updated with the very latest resources. If you have suggestions about anything you would like to see here, just get in touch.

 

Money for Mission (formerly Treasurers' Update); a newsletter providing current and helpful links and information from the Stewardship and Income Generation Team.


Issue 8 - June 2019 - Take our Survey, Fundraising News in the Diocese, Digital Updates, Social Media, Parish Share and more
Issue 9 - July 2019 - Training Dates, Income Generation Ideas, Digital Update, Funeral Collections and more
Issue 10 September 2019 - Training Dates, Legacy and In-memory Giving,  Historic Religious Building Alliance Training Day and more
Issue 11 -  October 2019 - Training Dates, Fraud Prevention, Mobile Phone Infrastructure, Quick and Easy Fundraising and More
Issue 12 - December 2019 - Spring Training, Giving in Memory, Key financial Dates, Parochial Fees and More
Issue 13 - January 2020 - Finance Dates, ACAT Update, Spring Training, Freebies, Job Opportunities, Church Fundraising and More
Issue 14 - February 2020 - Financial Reviews, Free Wills Month, Gift Aid, Treasurers' Training and More
Special Edition - Important information for churches during the Coronavirus Pandemic
Special Edition 2 - 7 top tips for collecting donations, finance update and important dates and more
Special Edition 3 - Zoom support meetings, Cheque payments, GASDS, Digital and PGS updates 
Special Edition 4 -  Small Business Grants, new PGS telephone service, C of E Giving video
Special Edition 5 - How to Set Up Online Giving, GASDS & HMRC Update, Parish Finance Return news 
Issue 15  - July 2020 - LDBF Covid Church Mission Grants, Gift Aid, Training, PGS and more
Issue 16 - September 2020 Grants and Legacy Webinars, Green Journey and more
Issue 17 - September 2020 Generosity Week, Top Tips for September, Webinars, Insurance, Easyfundraising
Issue 18 - October 2020 Parish Share Requests, Treasurer Briefings, Heritage Funding Directory, Call for Accounting Support and more
Issue 19 - November 2020 Parish Feedback Survey, Important dates, Online Giving, Treasurer Briefings and more
Issue 20 - December 2020 ACAT Training for Treasurers, Online Giving Webinar, Monthly Donations Using Sum Up, Brand New Contactless Kits, Grants, Charity Commission News
Issue 21 - January 2021 
Brand New Support for Treasurers, Charity Registration, Grants and More
Issue 22 -  February 2021 Building a Generous Church, Webinars, Support for Clergy, Grant surgeries, Digital Giving Drop-ins, Digital Update, PGS, Recruitment, Legacy Giving, Grants, Gift Aid Emergency Relief Package

 

The Digital Learning Platform

The Diocesan Digital Learning Platform is now up and running - why not have a look - click here.
 

PCC Accountability - The Charities Act 2011 and the PCC

This book provides gudance on accounts, reports and scrutiny and can be ordered from the Finance team at Church house, (philip.deane [at] leeds.anglican.org) or you can browse a copy online here.

 

Trustees and Fundraising  - A Practical Handbook

As PCC members are trustees and have the responsibilities of trustees we thought this practical guide would be a useful reference tool for all PCC members to have access to. Click here to access the Guide.

 

ACAT - The Association of Church Accountants and Treasurers

ACAT is an organisation that offers advice and guidance of all aspects of Church Finances. The Diocese will pay for your subscription. Please email your subscription receipt to finance [at] leeds.anglican.org

ACAT also produce a Handbook for new treasurers and it is free for all to access here.

 

Parish Resources

This site, provided by the Church of England’s National Stewardship & Resources team offers over 400 pages of resources (web & pdf) to support all aspects of stewardship, administration and management in the local church, as well as links to other sites and pages of interest.

 

Gift Aid

Parish Resources also produce a comprehensive guide to Gift Aid and the Small Donations Gift Aid Scheme. With checklists and 12 factsheets, this really is a one stop shop for all you need to know. 

If you wish to gift aid donations to the Diocese of Leeds then you can download the Diocesan Gift Aid form here.

 

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

The Diocese of Leeds have written guidance about how you can stay GDPR compliant.

 

Finance Matters

For information about Parochial Fees, Parish Share and Share Reports please see our Finance pages.

 

 

 

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