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September 30, 2020

CCLA to discuss its response to Covid-19 at ACAT conference

ACAT is delighted that Ed Christian, Client Relationship Manager at CCLA, has agreed to be a keynote speaker at our 2020 conference. Ed’s webinar entitled “Investing before, during and after a pa...

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September 18, 2020

ACAT reveals Sponsors for our 2020 Virtual Conference

ACAT is truly delighted to announce the sponsors for our 2020 virtual conference. CCLA – the UK’s leading fund manager for Christian churches and charities – has returned as the even...

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September 4, 2020

And the winner is… Whiteshill Evangelical Church

Congratulations to Whiteshill Evangelical Church for winning a £100 donation in our recent easyfundraising competition.   The church intends to put the money towards a large roof repair bill...

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August 29, 2020

Book early for ACAT’s first-ever ‘Virtual’ Conference – to avoid disappointment

ACAT is urging church treasurers to book places for our 2020 Virtual Conference “at the earliest opportunity” to avoid disappointment following the great success of our first online courses. These...

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August 22, 2020

ACAT launches first online conference with a host of high-profile speakers

OUTSTANDING speakers from the worlds of finance, faith, law and digital will bring their expertise to bear for church treasurers at the ACAT 2020 Conference, entitled “The Challenge of Change &...

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August 13, 2020

ACAT officially opens bookings for our first online training sessions

ACAT is delighted to announce that places can now be booked on our first ever online training sessions. Our popular Being a Treasurer: The Basics will become the first course to be available via w...

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July 23, 2020

ACAT launches Virtual Courses for the first time

ACAT will launch some of its courses online for the first time later in 2020. These live webinars will enable church treasurers of all denominations to train virtually regardless of where they liv...

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July 22, 2020

Grants up to £50,000 now available for churches

GRANTS up to £50,000 are being made available for churches and Christian charities to adapt to the challenges and opportunities presented by the COVID-19 crisis. The fund has been launched by the...

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July 21, 2020

easyfundraising opens £100 prize draw just for ACAT members

ACAT is delighted to announce our new partner easyfundraising is offering one of our members the chance to win a £100 donation for their church. To qualify, simply register your church as a good...

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July 17, 2020

Data Developments’ virtual ‘open day’ for Church Treasurers

Data Developments has scheduled its first virtual ‘open day’ to showcase its online donations management system MyGiving.Online . The specialist software provider – who is one of...

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July 10, 2020

Ecclesiastical’s Movement for Good awards – win £50,000 for your church

Ecclesiastical’s Movement for Good Awards are currently open allowing churches to apply for a £50,000 grant for a project with which they’re linked.. The applications need to be submi...

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July 1, 2020

easyfundraising: online fundraising throughout COVID-19… and beyond

While Churches are beginning to reopen, places of worship will continue to feel the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on their finances for some time. With large gatherings still prohibited and trad...

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June 25, 2020

Charities call for Gift Aid emergency relief in the wake of COVID-19

A COALITION of leading voices in UK charities has called on the government to temporarily increase the level of Gift Aid that can be claimed on donations. The move to boost the Gift Aid charities ...

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June 15, 2020

Dates for Money Makes Change taster session and workshops announced

THE Ethical Council for Corporate Responsibility (ECCR) has launched a series of taster sessions and workshops designed to raise awareness about its Money Makes Change programme. This initiative w...

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June 11, 2020

ACAT’s Membership Officer Susan Bye retires

ACAT’s long-standing Membership Officer Susan Bye is retiring after more than a decade in the role. Susan has been the first point of contact for thousands of our members since she joined the ch...

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June 4, 2020

ACAT and GRANTfinder announce collaboration to access new funding streams

ACAT is delighted to announce that GRANTfinder has become one of our Partners in Ministry.GRANTfinder supports a wide range of organisations – including local community groups and national char...

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June 3, 2020

Liberty Accounts extends its FREE software offering until the end of July

Liberty Accounts has announced that it intends to make its services available to all church treasurers for FREE until the end of July. Liberty Accounts – which is one of ACAT’s Partners i...

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May 29, 2020

Top tips and best practice to enable generous giving in your church

ENCOURAGING our communities to give to our churches has never been more important than it is now… An increasing number of churches are offering online worship to retain a pattern of prayer w...

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May 19, 2020

HMRC updates its guidance on GASDS during COVID-19

MANY churches are currently facing severe financial pressures as a direct result of COVID-19.In short, traditional income streams from lettings and face-to-face fundraising have dried up. Concerns ha...

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May 7, 2020

Ecclesiastical’s Movement for Good awards – win £1,000 for your church

ACAT is encouraging our members to nominate their church to win £1,000 as part of specialist insurer Ecclesiastical’s Movement for Good awards.The Movement for Good awards are easy to take par...