Acts 435 is a revolutionary website that allows people to give
money directly to others. Managed through a network of churches,
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
£160,000given to people in need
99%of requests posted met by donors
3,850people benefitted from Acts 435
* Launched nationally in July 2010, and growing organically
through the churches, progress to end April 2013
This gentleman cares for his elderly mother.They live on a very low income and struggle on a daily basis to buy nutritious food. A grant would enable church to provide this family with essential household goods for three monthgs which would help them to better budget for food.
For the past 5 years Jamile has been in a very controlling relationship. Her partner is wanted by the police and so she has been living with her mother in law but she is equally controlling and has threatened to take Jamile's 4 year old son away. Jamile has moved away to stay with more understanding relatives but needs help with basic essentials and to cover the transport cost of taking her son to nursery now she lives further away.
This client is at risk of losing their house unless they pay their arrears- they are waiting for an appointment with Christians Against Poverty (debt assistance) so will be supported in future. It will bless them so much to be able to help.
This family has one child (under 1 year old) - Dad is a low paid bus driver and Mum has long term mental health problems and other complex issues. They need a front room carpet as the baby is just beginning to crawl and currently there are bare floorboards. This £100 will make a big contribution to them being able to afford one.
Received £100 through Acts 435.
£50 needed for to pay electrician to connect cooker
From Barnsley - 26 years old
Single parent moved to new home at Christmas has had no cooker until now has managed to save to buy cooker but does not have the funds to have installed by qualified electrician.Her child support worker has costed it for her and it will be around £50,young child not getting correct nutrional diet due to lack of cooker, would be very grateful for any help, suffers from depression and never goes out unaccompanied .Was tearful at interview does not like asking for help.
Received £50 through Acts 435.
£80 needed for fuel for car and household pack
From sturminster newton - 32 years old
This young couple are struggling to pay their bills. The man has lost his job and they have a large amount of debt. They are waiting for an appointment with CAP and in the meantime they need support. Fuel needed to help this man get to benefits office to sign on -rural area hence the need for a vehicle.
Received £80 through Acts 435.
£75 needed for household pack and electricity
From Gillingham - 25 years old
Is struggling to make ends meet and cannot afford basic needs such as heating Needs general support with obtaining benefits which will be given by our church project.
Received £75 through Acts 435.
£50 needed for household pack and electricity
From Gillingham - 34 years old
Single parent and on low income. Struggling to make ends meet and needs some help
A lady whose boiler has been broken for 2 years had been using desperate measures such as the gas ring on her cooker to provide some heat in her home. She is now on a debt management plan & she needed to reduce her gas & electric bills as well as keep her house warm. The money has been donated for her to purchase a Calor Gas Heater & she is now looking forward to a warmer house with reduced bills!
Redecorated Bathroom makes Huge Difference
This is an amazing story of how Acts 435 has made a huge difference to a family's life. The couple were saving money to redecorate their house one room at a time when the husband had the shocking news that he has a brain tumour. The wife has been working extra hours to try to pay to finish the bathroom which had been stripped down to the plaster. The young couple have a 2 year old and a 4 month old baby so the stress was huge on them. Acts 435 has taken that all away and they now have redecorated the bathroom and can enjoy their last few months together without having to worry about the decorating. Thank you so much.
Nottingham and Inverness join forces!
Whilst awaiting the response to his application one gentleman in Nottingham relocated to Inverness but was still in need of a cooker for his new home. HOPE Nottingham was able to liaise with New Start in Inverness to maintain contact with the applicant and arrange for him to have £100 of Argos vouchers to buy his cooker locally. He was able to add some money to the ACTS donation and buy a brand new cooker which has now been delivered to him.
I was living on sandwiches!
When I was left bruised and pregnant by my recently released from prison violent husband I was homeless and frightened. My sister took me in but this could not be a long term arrangement. Driffield council gave me a flat but there were no cooking facilities and I was living on sandwiches. Thanks to Acts435 I was able to buy a cooker and start eating decent food to help my baby. My husband has been arrested and I now feel safe and secure.
A working toilet at last!!
A donation of £85 for a lady in Gloucester to get the toilet working again has made a huge difference to her day to day living.