Digital fundraising and donations

As churches, we rely on the generosity of our faithful congregations and those who value the work that we are involved with in our communities.

That’s why it’s important to have the best range of giving tools available to ensure that those who are able and want to be generous in supporting our churches have the opportunity to do so.

Online giving

Special offer - no transaction fees for new users for three months

The National Church have partnered with two companies, SumUp & Give a Little, to create an online giving tool that is believed to be the most competitive and flexible way to offer donors the opportunity to give online. Their services are currently available to all Church of England churches free* of setup or monthly charges, and for a limited-time, no transaction fees will be payable for the first 3 months** for new users. Accounts must be created through ParishBuying to benefit from the subsidies provided by the National Church.

To register, simply follow the link on the above ParishBuying website or contact Gary Watson at the diocese who will be happy to discuss this in more detail and set your church/benefice up to use the service.

* SumUp accounts are offered free of charge and fees are only charged on transactions. Give A Little ‘Premium’ is subsidised in full by the National Church until 31st December 2021. Negotiations are currently underway in consideration of a further subsidy for 2022 but should these fail to materialise, a monthly of £10 would be payable. Alternatively a free basic version is available.

** No transaction fees are charged for new users on a maximum of £500 of donations or for a duration of 3 months – whichever occurs first. After that a reduced rate transaction fee (for parish buying members only) of 1.95% will be charged.


As a diocese, we have partnered with fundraising website easyfundraising to make raising funds a little bit easier.

easyfundraising provides two ways for churches to generate income:

  • Through donations generated when supporters shop online through the easyfundraising website
  • By offering supporters the opportunity to make direct donations to your church.

Further information can be found on our easyfundraising webpage.

Who to contact

Gary Watson, Lead Giving and Funding Adviser