Training for church communities

Training for treasurers and Gift Aid secretaries

Over the next five years our objectives are:

For all clergy to receive generosity and thankfulness training
We are encouraging all clergy to access web-based training in the Generosity Learning Hub, which has been created by the National Giving Team.  The Hub contains worship materials, a variety of different courses (e.g. Theology of Giving), inspiring stories, and case studies.


To deliver training for clergy and lay people on their responsibilities for giving and fundraising as trustees of PCCs
The ‘Generosity and thankfulness at your church’ self-assessment toolkit is very helpful online training that will help get your church ready to implement the Giving Strategy. The session is designed to train the facilitators to lead this process, which will enable your church to evaluate where it is, what it’d like to improve, and agree its future goals.

The next sessions on ‘Generosity and thankfulness at your church’: self-assessment toolkit will take place as follows:

Thursday 25 November 2021 at 7pm

Thursday 10 March 2022 at 7pm

Tuesday 7 June 2022 at 2pm


Provide resources on generosity and thankfulness that can be used in every church
Diocesan training materials will be developed to cover the responsibilities of Parochial Church Council trustees.  In the meantime the following are recommended:


Train volunteers to write successful fundraising applications
Two training courses are currently available to assist churches:

Open4Community, provided by Idox, is an external funding search facility which is free for parishes in the Diocese of Manchester to use.  It is an excellent tool and all parishes are encouraged to register and use it on a regular basis to gain the maximum benefit.

Online training is available on how to create an account and search for potential funders.

The next sessions will take place as follows:

Thursday 10 February 2022 at 7pm

Tuesday 24 May 2022 at 2pm

How to write a successful application for external funding

This webinar outlines how your church can write applications for consideration by external funders, including organisations such as charitable trusts and foundations. It also covers the preparatory work required to gather the necessary information before the writing process can start. 

How to write a successful application for external funding 22 Feb 2022 at 2pm

How to write a successful application for external funding 9 June 2022 at 7pm

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Manchester M3 2GH

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Telephone: 0161 828 1400