Many churches incorporate a regular donation from their missionary fund which has helped bridge the gap between the statutory funding received and the cost of running the service In addition, churches have supported fundraising activities organised by CHESS and put on their own events such as concerts both at Christmas and at other times.
Other ideas like not sending Christmas cards but donating an equivalent spend, coffee mornings, quiz nights etc. National calendar events such as Homelessness Sunday are opportunities to have our gift aid envelopes or perhaps organising a soup lunch. As many people give up something for Lent this would be a fantastic opportunity to raise funds for us at the same time. Having an Appeal Box could also be used as a way of raising funds too.
Please contact the Fundraising Team on firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like any gift aid envelopes / boxes.