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.
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:
- The Charity Commission – Charity fundraising: a guide to trustee duties
- Fundraising Regulator – Code of Fundraising Practice and Webinar: Trustee Responsibilities
- Chartered Institute of Fundraising – Trustees and fundraising: a practical handbook
- The Church of England – Code of Fundraising Practice: a simple guidance document for churches and a Guide for Churches on Vulnerable Persons
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.
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.
For details of forthcoming training, please contact Paul Bailey.