A one-day annual conference for
Christian charity and church leaders
and fundraisers.

Methodist Central Hall Westminster on Tuesday 20th November.
Registration opens 9am for a 10am start.
Finishes 4:30pm, followed by a networking reception.

Attendance fee £115 inc. VAT, lunch, all presentation materials, and a wine reception. #RFConf18

Morning Plenary Session 10am-1:15pm

John Kirkby CBE on how to motivate Christians to give


The inspirational founder of Christians Against Poverty, John Kirkby, will explore how to develop and cast a compelling vision which motivates thousands of Christians to give, in many cases at high levels, and to imbed fundraising and generosity in the culture of your charity or church so that everyone works together to secure the income you need.

Pastor Agu Irukwu on generosity and growth


Pastor Agu leads a fast-growing congregation of 3,000 at Jesus House, part of the Redeemed Christian Church of God. He will explore how to inspire your members and supporters to be radically generous with their time, talent and treasure.

Photo: Ben Fitzpatrick

Philanthropist Jonathan Ruffer on working with wealthy Christians as major donors


Financier Jonathan Ruffer is recognised by the Sunday Times Rich List as one of Britain’s top ten philanthropists, supporting a range of Christian and secular causes. He will explore how to secure and partner wealthy Christians as major donors to your cause.

Leading funders of Christian charities including:

The Jerusalem Trust

Vikki McLachlan is Trust Executive for the Jerusalem Trust, one of the Sainsbury Family Trusts supporting a wide range of Christian charities and church bodies engaged in evangelism, the arts and social action.

The Laing Family Trusts

Charlie Laing will represent the Laing Family Trusts which support charities engaged in promoting the Christian faith and in fighting poverty in the UK and worldwide.


The Joseph Rank Trust

Dr John Higgs is the Secretary of this leading Christian foundation which supports a wide range of churches, community projects, youth work and outreach charities.


The Henry Smith Charity

This trust gives around £25million a year. Genevieve Ford-Saville leads on grants which promote Christianity. The charity ‘values projects that explicitly set out to nurture people's journey in the Christian faith and to grow churches.’

Funders of local churches including:

National Churches Trust

Catherine Townsend is Grants Manager for the National Churches Trust which provides funding and advice for the preservation and restoration of church buildings.


Allchurches Trust

Allchurches Trust, represented by the Revd Jeremy Noles, is one of the UK’s largest grant-making trusts and gives more than £13 million each year to churches and Christian charities. Its funds come from its ownership of the Ecclesiastical Insurance Group.

Adam Tyson

Heritage Lottery Fund

Adam Tyson is Programme Manager for the Historic Environment at the Heritage Lottery Fund, which is the largest UK funder of church preservation and restoration projects.

ChurchCare

James Laing is Director of Grants and Relationships for ChurchCare, which is based within the Church of England and distribute funds from other grantmaking trusts.

Chair - Rev David Senior

A former charity chief executive, David has run a series of national conferences on charity leadership and funding. He now chairs Stewardship’s conference programme alongside his ministry at St Paul’s Howell Hill as an Anglican priest and evangelist.

A choice of 3 out of 17 afternoon workshops.


Comments on previous conferences

“A great opportunity to hear directly from funders and philanthropists.”

Deborah Graham-Vernon, Royal School of Church Music

“Thank you, we really needed this information. Lots to go home and work on now.”

Veronica Graham, Plymouth Methodist Central Hall

“Relevant topics. Excellent speakers.”

Anne Redelinghuys, Restore Community Church

“Just what I needed.”

Colin Clark, Feeding Futures

This year there will also be an exhibition. Please email if you would like to bring a stand.


Your conference organisers


Stewardship is proud to be working in partnership with Methodist Central Hall to deliver Raising Funds for Christian Charities and Churches 2018.

Stewardship helps the Christian community in the UK to give and to receive. We love making giving easy and help over 25,000 individuals to give around £60million each year, to our database of over 19,000 charitable causes.

We are committed to strengthening Christian causes, by offering practical, tailored support to help Churches and Christian charities to transform the world. And we inspire greater generosity through our wealth of resources, courses and campaigns for individuals and churches alike, including the award winning 40acts.

“We are a growing and culturally diverse Christian church, right in the centre of London seeking to share the love and good news of Jesus through relationships, healing ministry, and practical service in our community and beyond too.

Whether you’re looking for a church, on holiday or a business visit, visiting our historic building or joining us for the first time at the Raising Funds Conference 2018, we extend a very warm welcome to you.”

Revd Dr Martyn Atkins Superintendent Minister, Methodist Central Hall


Comments on last years conference

“A great opportunity to hear directly from funders and philanthropists.”

Deborah Graham-Vernon, Royal School of Church Music

“Thank you, we really needed this information. Lots to go home and work on now.”

Veronica Graham, Plymouth Methodist Central Hall

“Relevant topics. Excellent speakers.”

Anne Redelinghuys, Restore Community Church

“Just what I needed.”

Colin Clark, Feeding Futures

This year there will also be an exhibition. Please email if you would like to bring a stand.

With thanks to our marketing partners:

Stewardship is grateful to the following partners for their help in developing and promoting this conference.

Action Planning

Action Planning is a leading UK fundraising and strategy consultancy which has helped a wide range of Christian charities and churches to raise funds, appoint key people and plan ahead.


Premier

Premier is a flourishing multi-media organisation across radio, magazines and interactive websites with on-demand video with an audience of over 1 million people. We support people on their faith journey and help them put their faith into action by providing spiritual nourishment and resources.


Bates Wells Braithwaite

Bates Wells Braithwaite is a professional services consultancy, combining a top legal practice with impact, advisory and compliance advisory services. It works with more charities and social enterprises than any other UK firm and has a strong track record with faith-based organisations.


The Evangelical Alliance

The Alliance aims to connect Christians for shared mission, whether it's nurturing a church culture that is increasingly confident in the gospel, getting involved in community action or lobbying the Government for a better society.

Fundraisers in Christian Organisations

FICO is a forum within the Institute of Fundraising for fundraisers working in over 600 Christian organisations. It offers support and advice to its members through meetings both in London and through its Northern Group. It has no denominational affiliations and membership is open to both paid and voluntary fundraisers.


CPO (Christian Publishing and Outreach Ltd)

CPO provides a great variety of inspirational church resources and is run by Christians with a deep understanding of churches' needs in such fields as design, print, communications and editorial, mailing and fulfilment.


The Church of England

The Church of England's National Stewardship & Resources team provides advice and resources to support all aspects of stewardship, administration and management in the local church.


Anthony Collins Solicitors

Anthony Collins Solicitors is a specialist law firm with a clear purpose – to “improve lives, communities and society". We act for charities ranging from small community organisations, churches and grant-making trust, to very large national clients assisting with day-to-day legal issues as well as managing complex property, commercial and governance projects.

Anthony Collins Solicitors