UK poverty is a reality and many people are struggling financially. Acts 435 focuses on fast, financial help for a specific item that the beneficiary cannot afford such as a cooker, school uniform or help with a bill. Acts 435 recognises that people want to give, often a little, sometimes more, to people with genuine need.
By partnering with local churches and charities, Acts 435 facilitates this direct connection of people in need with people who want to help. Church and charity advocates post the requests, knowing the genuine needs in their community, and donors can give to these requests by online giving. Requests are essentially met by crowd-funding. A small gift can make a big difference, lifting a burden or preventing a crisis for some of the most vulnerable people in our society.
Acts 435 is a registered charity with the Charity Commission, registered number 1131305, and with the Office for Scottish Charities, registered number SCO42550.
Acts 435 guarantees that 100% of every donation goes to the person in need. It functions with a very small Head Office which is fully funded by Gift Aid receipts. Set-up costs and the first few years of administration costs were funded by a private sponsor.