When so many people need so much help, giving can sometimes feel hit and miss, and choosing between charities can be hard. 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 virtual, online giving.
Acts 435 seeks to resource churches as they show God's love in action by loving their neighbours and caring for the vulnerable. We believe that local churches provide the best model for partnering because they share our ethos, are on the ground in a local community and know who is in genuine need whilst able to connect with potential new donors through their congregations. However, we do not limit our partners to churches in recognition of the great work local charities do which enables us to reach more people who we can help.
Acts 435 runs through a network of churches and charities that are recruited directly and through key partners like Christians Against Poverty and Trussell Trust. They appoint an Acts 435 representative, called the Advocate, who is trained by Acts 435 and then posts requests directly onto our website for people in their community who are in need.
Acts 435 was a great way to use the winter fuel allowance that I didn't need. By giving it away, I was able to help a disabled lady in Nottingham get a wardrobe, and provide a cooker for a single mother. This is the great joy of ACTS 435 giving – you know exactly what your donation achieved, it is personal and real.Donor A
100% of donor funds go directly to the person or people donors choose to support. All administration costs are covered by Gift Aid. Acts 435 provides direct giving and seeks to provide fast, financial help to the people in need. Advocates have an opportunity to send thank you messages to the donors who gave to the requests they posted, explaining how their gift made a difference to the beneficiary.
You can give to Acts 435 in other ways including Charities Aid Foundation and Stewardship (see right hand column of our Give Now page) but we encourage donors to visit our website and choose the requests they particularly want to support to provide the direct people-to-people giving that characterises our model.