Benefits of PGS

Benefits of PGS

This secure and simple method of giving serves givers and churches in many ways.

The individual benefits from:

  • Retaining control of how much they give, how often and to which church
  • Using a simple giving method that means regular financial support to their church
  • The option to increase giving annually to protect their gift against inflation
  • Anonymity, if preferred
  • Peace of mind that the Direct Debit Guarantee Scheme protects their gifts

The treasurer benefits from:

  • Reduced administration and paperwork
  • Easy access to monthly and annual (both tax and calendar year) statements
  • Saving time; for themselves and those who count the money from plate collections

The church benefits from:

  • Stable and often increased planned giving, by launching PGS alongside a Giving Review
  • Efficient and regular reclaim of Gift Aid, improving cashflow
  • Protection against static giving, by offering givers the option to index-link their gift

The administrative cost of operating the scheme is covered by each member diocese, making the service free to use for churches and givers.

As a charity whose origins are within the Church, PGS is dedicated to serving givers and churches in a shared ministry of giving. Every pound given through PGS can be put to Christian service in the local community, free from time-consuming admin.