The Parish Giving Scheme
The Parish Giving Scheme (PGS) is a 21st century solution to offset one of the greatest threats to parish income which is static giving.
Donations made through this scheme use a Direct Debit. This can be made on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis. Each donation is restricted to a parish church.
PGS is a highly efficient system for helping local churches with their planned giving. It automatically adds the Gift Aid uplift if appropriate, and then remits the gross amount to the local church. Uniquely, it has the capability automatically to increase the donation by inflation each year, if the donor agrees.
If this scheme becomes the principal funding method for your Church, you will have inflation-proofed your giving, maximized your cash-flow and minimised your administration. This will free up your parish to focus on other important priorities.
“Since launching the Parish Giving Scheme there has been an excellent response from our parishes. It reduces the work of hard pressed treasurers, improves cash-flow and provides opportunity to encourage committed regular giving. I commend this scheme”. The Rt Revd Tim Dakin, Bishop of Winchester
“The Scheme has significantly improved our cash flow and has also reduced the administrative burden placed on our finance volunteers.Would you like to work less hours and have more money coming into your church more quickly? If the answer is yes to this question, then get on the PGS bus”!- The Revd. Tim Sledge, Vicar Romsey Abbey
“Just do it! It’s quick, convenient, efficient, saves a huge amount of work for the people who count and account for the money given, and helps the church to budget efficiently and be better stewards of money and time” – The Revd. John Wigmore, Rector Winklebury & Worting
If your parish would like to begin using the Parish Giving Scheme or you have any questions or queries in relation to the scheme then please contact:
Revd. Gordon Randall, the Diocesan Stewardship Adviser
Tel: 01962 737323
Alternatively please view: www.parishgivingscheme.org.uk