Acts 435 is a revolutionary website that allows people to give
money directly to others. Managed through a network of churches and local charities,
our goal is to get 100% of your donations quickly to those in need.
Acts 435 is a fantastic initiative which puts people who are in
need in touch with those that can help. It is a very simple idea
but a very exciting one! I am proud that the Church is taking
practical steps to help those facing practical difficulties.
Dr John Sentamu, Archbishop of York
Donors have the assurance that every penny of what they give
will go directly to the individual they have chosen to help
Acts 435 looks just wonderful and I am thrilled that some of the Vineyard churches have so bought in. We are a pretty missional lot and people are grateful to be helped to give in radical and effective ways like this. I wish to commend Acts 435 for providing such an imaginative service to the givers as well as the receivers!
Eleanor Mumford, Co-founder of the Vineyard Churches in UK and Ireland
£798,000given to people in need
99%of requests posted met by donors in full
8,320people benefitted from Acts 435
* Launched nationally in July 2010, and growing organically
through the churches, progress to end August 2016
(see monthly stats).
58 yr old grandma of a premature baby born of rape incidence, sustained accidental head injury at work that shattered jaws, memory and tastebud. Reeling in rent & bills debts while ESA being processed. She also has 27 yr. old unemployed son who refused to sign JSA and a 21 yr old nephew in Justice system records. Daughter & grandchild are placed in mother & baby home near Gatwick, she spends £19 3ce weekly to visit.
She needs financial help to relief cost anxieties.
M is currently working with CAP to clear his debts and has been working well for the last couple of months. Unfortunately his oven has recently broken and he is in need of a new one. Would you please give so we can help him to get another one.
The client recently moved home after being evicted, and most of her old furniture could not fit into her new home. As she was moved on very quickly she was unable to sell the furniture or take any with her meaning she is currently living in the new property without a fridge freezer or washing machine.
This money would help her to buy the essentials she needs and get back on track with her life.
The client recently receved an energy bill for £400 which has tried to dispute but unfortunately has been ordered to pay. She is currently struggling to afford food and clothes for her child and needs all the support she can get.
This money would go a long way to help her get back on track and avoid going into any more debt.
The client is in need of support as he is currently in quite a bit of debt.
He lost his job 3 months ago and since then has been trying to balance all of his outgoings with pay day loans, unfdortunately that means that he is currently recieving a letter every other day from various recovery agents. This funding would go towards setting up an affordable payment plan and moving towards a debt free future.
Ms B is 59 years old and had to give up work due to cancer and is still receiving cancer treatment, she lives on her own in North Yorkshire; and has no family to support her. Our client also suffers with Crohns disease and has to travel to Middlesbrough Hospital for her appointments. Any donations will be gratefully received.
Received £100 through Acts 435.
£100 needed for Hostel rent
From York - 31 years old
"Craig" and his two young children have recently moved to a homeless hostel after experiencing domestic violence. "Craig" is currently unable to pay the hostel rent (which covers amenities) as he has had to give up work in order to look after the children and the family's tax credits were in his partner's name. It will take 8 weeks for the tax credits to be changed over. In the meantime, any donations will help secure the family's place in the hostel and take some of the pressure off "Craig".
Received £100 through Acts 435.
£100 needed for clothing and shoes
From Leicester - 24 years old
This young man is currently living in a YMCA hostel following a relationship breakdown. He suffers from depression and is struggling to cope on his Jobseeker's Allowance. He has only one set of clothing and an old pair of trainers with holes in them as his ex-girlfriend threw all of his belongings away. He is in urgent need of new shoes and some basic items of clothing which he cannot afford to buy. If you are able to assist, your help will be very much appreciated.
Received £100 through Acts 435.
£10 needed for birth certificate
From Haverhill - 24 years old
L has relocated to the area after being homeless for a while. He is now in accommodation and actively seeking work through an agency. However, he does need a copy birth certificate to be able to register with them for work.
Received £10 through Acts 435.
£30 needed for second hand washing machine
From Bolton - 21 years old
This couple in debt have recently had a baby girl and are struggling to pay their Brighthouse loan for a washing machine. A second hand machine in great condition has been sourced and they would really like to be able to send the Brighthouse machine back to save on much needed funds. Would you be able to help them to purchase this washing machine for just £30? It would make a huge difference to their weekly income, particularly now they have a baby.
Mother moved by gift to want to get her 2 children baptised
This is the second time we have helped 'J' and her family (daughter 4 and son aged 1).
'J' is a single mum and has had a lot of struggles with mental health, but loves her children and always puts them first on her limited income.
Her small home suffers with damp problems and she can't move at present due to lack of available social housing accommodation locally. She had to throw out old beds due to damp infestation and she is very moved by the generosity of the gift to replace the beds.
We talked to her about baptising her children last year and she talked to a local minister, but she has difficulty with organised church. She volunteered to me this week following the gift that she feels God wants her to get her children baptised and she is starting the process of arranging this with a local Anglican Church.
After the death of her partner in her bedroom she was unable to sleep in the room, and slept on the sofa downstairs. He died 2 years ago. She had dealt with some of her bereavement but the process had stopped and she was struggling with depression. The new mattress replaced her old one and has enabled her to sleep upstairs. Not only that but she said she had slept well for the first time in 'ages.' Her bereavement process still ongoing but she can move on a bit now.
Finding a new way of life
D has been in debt for over 12 years and has never been able to find a way out. We have been working with the family since January 2016. Slowly we are going forward. We helped with some gardening equipment and now Acts 435 have helped her with a cooker. This means she can slowly start to move back to living at home and cooking there with her son. She is so grateful and embracing help with budgeting so she can go forward and not get into debt again. Thank you so much for helping this family
This family was in all sorts of crisis when we applied to Acts 435. Needing to buy a whole new school uniform as the school had changed its requirements was the straw that almost broke the camel's back. BUT your generous help has restored the family's faith and given them a boost in time for the start of the new school term. Many people do not realise how hard it is to live hand to mouth and any little extra demand places a lot of worry on them. Thank you for making their world a better place.
What a difference
Lianne was really struggling without a Washing machine after her's stopped working. With four children you can imagine the amount of washing she has which meant she had to rely on friends to try and keep on top of all the dirty clothes. Following the very kind donations received she has now got a new washing machine and you just can't believe the difference it has made to their lives, especially with the children returning to school next week. They will now have smart clean uniforms and Lianne has reduced her stress levels dramatically.