This post will explore several key areas where your church can save money without sacrificing quality or service. Whether you are a pastor or a member of your church’s financial committee, these tips will help you maximize your resources and ensure that your church can continue to do good work worldwide.
Families craving ways to get creative at home? Here’s food for thought, with an inspiring art tutorial from mouth and foot painting artist Tom Yendell.
In support of Children’s Mental Health Week (3-9 February 2020), the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust, a charity working to equip young people with the skills to look after their mental wellbeing, has shared its top tips for encouraging your family to become more active and to experience the benefits of exercise for mental wellbeing.
Throughout your daily life, you will come across local groups, communities and causes. Some of which you will access and use the services they provide regularly, others you will have heard of because of their involvement in your area, whilst there will be those that you might not be aware of until you are in need of the support, advice, or the facilities that they offer.
The majority of these services will be run using funds that these groups have raised themselves or via grants. With budgets becoming more restricted, these causes are in need of a helping hand to ensure that they are able to continue their fantastic work. The Aviva Community Fund is one those helping hands that each year offers local causes and community groups the opportunity to bid for funding.
The UK’s leading youth homelessness charity Centrepoint has just launched The Big Broth, a competition to find the tastiest home-made soup recipe.
The new fundraising campaign will give one lucky amateur cook the chance to have their delicious recipe produced by Yorkshire Provender and be sold in Waitrose shops from Winter 2018, with a 20p donation from each pot sold going to Centrepoint.
Let’s talk about sexual abuse. Or if you happen to be the parent of a young child a more likely response would be ‘let’s not’. For many, the idea of sitting down with your offspring when they are still getting to grips with primary school and speaking about how they can stay safe from sexual abuse is about as appealing as a nasty trip to the dentist.
The festive season is upon us, so it’s time to share the Christmas cheer with those groups or individuals who really deserve it. This year the Co-op is encouraging everyone to take part in their #DoorstepChallenge. The idea behind the challenge is to spread a little Christmas cheer.
As a child I loved having a fish supper, I even went through a phase of only wanting fish fingers for me tea. Somewhere in my teenage years I gained a food aversion to fish and would be sick if I ate it. However, during my pregnancy with Piglet, it was one of the foods that I craved. Thankfully it is something that I have been able to continue to enjoy since her birth. So a fish supper is now regularly on our family meal plan.
The Norwich Puppet Theatre on Saturday put on a puppet workshop for the community, at The Forum, alongside a large-scale puppet display. The event marked the launch of the Aviva Community Fund 2017 and demonstrated how small things like a puppet, can with the right perspective, make a big difference to local communities.
There are a number of ways you can do your bit for a good cause. For example, you can make a monetary contribution online or donate your unwanted belongings to your local charity shop. Another way you can do your bit is by hosting your own fundraiser. This brief guide talks you through the five steps of planning a successful fundraising event.