Does your church offer contactless giving yet? If not, now is the time to consider it, as the Diocese of Bristol receives dozens of heavily subsidised contactless devices to pass on to churches across the region.
This exciting initiative is part of the national giving strategy of the Church of England, and amounts to over £13,000 of investment by the National Church into our local churches to help introduce new ways of giving.â€¯
Digital giving is increasingly important, as fewer people carry and use cash. A recent survey discovered that half of regular churchgoers have made a donation to a charity online, but only 12% had given to their church online. And over the past five years we have seen more transactions being conducted by debit card than cash.
This opportunity offers churches a substantially subsidised contactless device, along with support in setting it up and tips for getting the most from it. Applications for devices will open on 25 July, until the closing date of 14 September. Apply via Bristol Diocese's dedicated page on Parish Buying. You will need to be registered with Parish Buying in order to apply for a contactless donation device if you aren't already. Register here.
We are hosting two free online drop-in sessions for people to find out more about the project, and digital giving in general on:
Thursday 4 August from 6-7 pm
Monday 8 August from 1-2 pm