Please see our latest edition of Money for Mission and below for further details of training that we currently offer.
We will be visiting towns all over the diocese to talk about giving this spring/summer. Covering topics such as the National Giving Teams’ Building a Generous Church, giving reviews, online and contactless giving, grants, treasurer support and the PGS, these full day events will be of interest to Clergy and all PCC members.
Booking is now open and places are limited so secure your place by clicking the links below.
Weds 8th June 2022 – Richmond, St Cuthbert’s Church Hall, Colburn download the slides here
Weds 29th June 2022 – Bradford Area Offices, Bingley download the slides here
In each of the Giving days we distributed a leaflet of weblinks that tell you more about the resources discussed. The leaflet can be downloaded here.
Funding for Community Grant Finding Portal
Have you ever wanted to apply for a grant to fund your church project, repair or improvement and not known where to begin? In partnership with Funding4Community and the Dioceses of Manchester and Chester, the Diocese of Leeds now has access to one of the UKs largest funding portals so you can search for your perfect funder. Below you will find a video explaining how the portal works and how you can make use of it.
View a recording of the webinar here.
Another live session will be held on 22nd September at 12 noon. Please click the link to reserve your place.
To follow on from the grant finding information sessions above, we also held a webinar to give you top tips for writing a winning bid!
'How to write a great grant application' View the recording here.
Telling our stories and promoting a vision. How churches can attract donations
Have you noticed how charities use story-telling to move us to support their cause. Would you like to look at some great examples of charity story-telling and hear ideas for telling your own church story?
Our webinar below shows how you can use story-telling to gain support for your work;
Topic: Telling our stories and promoting a vision. How churches can attract donations
Start Time: Feb 24, 2022 11:53 AM
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View the presentation slides here or from the link at the bottom of the page.
10 Ways to Grow Church Income in 2022
Churches up and down the diocese are reporting a drop in income over the last two years.
To help give you some income generation inspiration our brand new webinar includes topics such as digital giving, grants, discipleship and Generosity Week, this really is a webinar packed with useful ideas.
Topic: 10 ways to grow church income in 2022
Date: Jan 26, 2022 11:27 AM London
Access Passcode: 9r=5^P9s
The slides can be downloaded here or from the link at the bottom of this page.
AllChurches Trust funding for churches and Christian charities helps them to care for heritage, but also to engage with communities, with many beneficiaries at the heart of addressing some of the most difficult social issues.
In this meeting we heard from Usman Saeed of AllChurches Trust to hear about funding available for our churches.
View a recording of the webinar here.
Let's Talk About Legacies, A webinar to equip Clergy and Church Leaders with the skills to confidently talk about death, dying and legacies - With Stewardship Officers Becky Nicholson and Dan Langdon Griffiths
Legacy income to Christian Aid is 22% of their overall income.
In the Church of England it is 6%.
It’s not easy to talk about legacies is it? It means we have to think about our own mortality and for many people this can be uncomfortable and often difficult.
Join us at this frank and friendly webinar where we will give you plenty of simple ideas about how to ‘drip’ small legacy messages into your church life, as well as some more bold activities that enable your congregations to explore death and dying.
See the slides from the presentation here.
Let's Talk About Legacies, A webinar for congregations to hear how a gifts in wills can transform ministry and mission in church - With Stewardship Officers Becky Nicholson and Dan Langdon Griffiths
Once you have made provision for your loved ones, you have the opportunity to make a lasting gift to God, by leaving a legacy to His church. A gift in your Will to your local church is one of the most valuable and lasting ways you can continue to support its mission and ministry within your community.
A gift can be an expression of your gratitude and thanksgiving towards God, and can help keep your local church alive, and help transform its future.
Hear how a gift in your will can transform ministry and mission in your church.
See the slides of the presentation here.
See a recording of the webinar here.