This practical, comprehensive and information-packed manual will be a godsend to all churches facing the challenges of maintaining buildings, rising costs and dwindling congregations while wanting to be generous to others in need.
It offers a complete step-by-step guide to: giving your church a 'financial makeover', growing its resources, maximising the regular giving of the congregation through Gift Aid, putting the 'fun' into fundraising, special appeals and legacy campaigns, applying for heritage, Lottery, government or EU funding, building fruitful relationships with local businesses, trusts and foundations, and fundraising for repairs and for new mission projects. The final chapter is all about celebrating hard-earned success!
It also includes real-life examples and case studies, plus templates for budget planning, preparing a business plan, producing brochures and all other practical necessities.
MAGGIE DURRAN is Historic Churches Project Officer for English Heritage and the Diocese of London. She conducts workshops on regenerating churches and maximising the use of church buildings. She has helped a number of London churches to raise a total of GBP10 million. One of the first women priests to be ordained in the Church of England, she is the author of 14 books on all-age worship.