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.
Many churches run their own charity or together with other churches have set up a charity helping people in need. Acts 435 does work through Christian charities as well as churches of all denominations and independent churches.
If you are a local charity working with people in poverty but not of a Christian ethos, you may still apply to become an Acts 435 participating charity. This is considered by Acts 435 to be a temporary measure however until a church in the area can be identified to participate and a network between the participating charity and the church be established.