News & Insight
30th June 2020
Philanthropy Company launches a fundraising hub for churches
Top Tips, Emergency Funders and Essential Checklists Specifically Designed for Churches -Philanthropy Company launches a fundraising hub for church customers with specialist insurer Ecclesiastical + livestream of expert webinar for Churches on 1st July.
Churches have felt the financial impact of the UK-wide lockdown, from loss of income from venue bookings to a fall in weekly giving. On top of this, churches play a vital role in supporting the community and helping those most impacted by COVID-19; by opening food banks, running befriending services for isolated people, or providing digital support to vulnerable households.
Churches can make a big difference.
To support churches in their fundraising, Philanthropy Company have developed resources in collaboration with Ecclesiastical, that cover sources of emergency funding, guidance for writing grant applications and how to involve the local community in fundraising and more. These resources provide tips and guidance to help churches during the current crisis and beyond.
As part of the package, Philanthropy Company are delivering a series of webinars to further support churches and give specific fundraising advice. The first webinar gives a comprehensive overview of fundraising during COVID-19 and beyond, as well as the basic steps and top tips that church can take.
The webinar will stream on 1 July at 3pm and will include a live Q&A with Caroline Underwood OBE, CEO of Philanthropy Company and expert fundraiser.
‘We are very pleased to be able to provide support to Churches throughout the UK through working in collaboration with Ecclesiastical. We have developed practical, timely resources that will provide churches with the valuable tools that they need to continue their work at a time when communities need their support more than ever’ Caroline Underwood, OBE, CEO of Philanthropy Company.
All of the resources on the fundraising hub have been specially designed to be easily accessible, cost effective and benefit as many churches as possible – and is particularly geared towards meeting fundraising needs during Covid-19.
Philanthropy Company are delighted to be working in collaboration with specialist insurer Ecclesiastical in supporting churches at this challenging time and beyond.
We are a fundraising and philanthropy agency with a wide range of skills and experiences in the charitable sector including fundraising for capital campaigns in the arts, education, heritage and cultural sectors, playing a role in wider place making projects and expertise in major donor fundraising and working with volunteer boards. We have a small specialist in-house team and over 60 associates who have 10+ years’ experience in particular specialisms including fundraising for churches, higher education, community projects, working with companies on their social purpose and advising philanthropists.
The fundraising hub can be found at https://www.ecclesiastical.com/church/fundraising/