The Parish Giving Scheme

Coventry diocese is about to launch a local pilot of Parish Giving Scheme, with the plan to launch it fully in Spring 2019.


The Parish Giving Scheme is a modern, free to use resource to help your church members plan their giving and, where appropriate, do so tax efficiently. Tried and tested by more than 30,000 people, the Parish Giving Scheme will support churches in tackling static giving, maximise cash-flow and reduce administration. By utilising the Direct Debit payment system, the Parish Giving Scheme is also the most secure and flexible method of regular giving available. 

Benefits for donors:

·         A simple way to regularly give financial support to your church

·         Being in total control of your giving

·         The option to increase giving annually to protect your gift against inflation

·         The Direct Debit Guarantee Scheme protects your gifts

·         You can give anonymously if so desired

·         Can give monthly, quarterly or annually

Benefits for your Church:

  • Stable and predictable giving making it easier to budget for the year ahead
  • Efficient reclaim of Gift Aid
  • Protection against inflation by church members choosing to increase their gift annually by inflation rate
  • It’s free of charge to the church and donors, as costs have been covered by the Diocese

Benefits for your Church Treasurer:

  • Reduced administration and paperwork
  • Saves time for them and the people who count the money and do the gift aid returns

Over half of Dioceses across the country are already successfully using the scheme, it’s really exciting that it’s now coming to Coventry Diocese. If you’d like to be involved with the pilot get in touch with Katie on Katie.wilson@covcofe.org

Katie Wilson
Learning Mentor for Resourcing the Vision