Introduction to PGS
The Parish Giving Scheme (PGS) is a Direct Debit system that provides a professional, effective donation management system to help parishes fund their mission and ministry. It reduces the burden of work on parish volunteers and provides a professional service to our donors.
What are the benefits of the scheme?
Through your generous commitment, your church can be assured of a regular, tax-efficient source of income, which has the capacity to increase with the cost of living, yet involves virtually no administration. As a donor, you will benefit from a system that is secure, confidential and easy to use, while supporting your church today and for the future.
Why is the inflationary increase important?
One of the biggest problems faced by local churches is that of ‘static giving’. If giving levels had kept track with inflation since the year 2000, they would have increased by over 50%! A unique feature of the scheme is the option for the donor to commit in principle to increase their gift annually in line with inflation. Whilst this is a voluntary decision, it is one that could potentially have a huge impact on the life and future of the church.