The desire to help those in need becomes urgent at times of economic crisis. Acts 435 recognises that people want to give, often a little, sometimes more, to people with genuine need. Acts 435 puts people who can give in touch with people who are in need with the Church as the physical, face-to-face forum to enable online giving.
Where there is no participating church, eligible charities may apply to become an Acts 435 participating charity and submit requests to Head Office to be posted on the website.
This is considered by Acts 435 to be a temporary measure until a church in the area can be identified to participate and a network between the participating charity and the church be established.
Acts 435 is a registered charity number 1131305 whose operations are closely monitored by the Charity Commission. It must complete and submit Annual Returns of its activities to the Commissioners.