Church Crowdfunding

The world’s poorest communities urgently need your church’s support. Will you pledge to partner with a community this year?

Your donation will go directly to the project you choose.

Threads of hope - Afghanistan – woman works at a silk loom

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Churches saving lives - Myanmar – maternal health care

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Together, we’ve brought hope to rural Myanmar.

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Luke 4:18

The Spirit of the Lord is on me,
because he has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.

He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
and recovery of sight for the blind,
to set the oppressed free

Poverty traps communities. It robs people of dignity, hope, and control over their own lives.

Your church can set them free. Pledge to support a community today and bear witness to God's unlimited love – and bring good news to the world's poor.

How can my church get involved?

Decide on a project to support as a church and pledge an amount to raise before March 2017.

Pick a project

With Church Crowdfunding you can partner directly with a community in a developing country. You'll choose exactly where your church's money goes and the project it will fund. Pick a project above or look out for new projects coming soon. Then pledge an amount to fundraise in your church or community. Your donation will go directly to the project you choose.


Select 'Pledge' on the project page and fill in our form to let us know how much you're committing to raise. You'll have until the project deadline at the end of March 2017 to fundraise and pay in your money.

Pay in your money

It’s really easy to pay in the money your church raises. When you've met your pledge, simply select 'Donate' on the project page to donate online using our simple form. Your donation will go directly to the project you choose.


How does all of this work?

It’s simple – discuss which project you would like to support at your church’s leadership meeting, pledge an amount to raise, then you’ll have until the end of March 2017 to pay it in. You’ll decide exactly where you want your money to go – and you’ll get regular online updates from the project.

We’ve reached the end of church crowdfunding for our project in Myanmar, but there’s still time to raise money for the Afghanistan project, and more projects will be available soon.

Where will my money go?

Your donation will go directly to our partner to be spent on the featured project work.

Because the project in Afghanistan is new, 15% of your donation to Threads of hope will be spent on the set up and running costs incurred by Christian Aid. Without your support, this project would simply not be able to happen.

Want to know more?

Simply choose your nearest office from the list below, and someone from your local Christian Aid office will be in touch.

My church wants a close link to the community it supports. How is Christian Aid providing that?

Regular updates from the partner you choose will be provided through the website. You'll receive news about the achievements of the project as well as photos and testimonies from the people you are lifting out of poverty. You’ll also get regular prayer points to help your church pray for your partner community.

If my church makes a pledge, what happens next?

If you choose to pledge an amount to raise for one of the projects, you'll have until 31 March 2017 to raise the money. Should you be unable to meet the pledge, please let us know so that it can be cancelled.

When you pay in your donation, we'll ensure that it goes direct to the partner and is spent on the project you've chosen to support.

Can I pledge but send the money in by cheque?

Yes – make sure to include all your reference details, including the name of your church or community group, so that we can make sure your money goes where you want it to. Please send your cheque to Church Fundraising, Christian Aid, 35 Lower Marsh, Waterloo, London, SE1 7RL.

Please note that all money must be received before 31 March 2017 or we can’t guarantee that the money will be spent on your chosen project.

Can Christian Aid claim Gift Aid on my church’s donation?

Gift Aid can be claimed on donations made by individuals who are contributing to the church’s total gift, but a separate Gift Aid form must be filled out by each person contributing. Please email if you’d like to find out more, and we’ll provide you with full instructions.

What if we raise more than our pledge?

As soon as you’ve finished fundraising, please let us know if you’ve raised more than planned by emailing If the target has not yet been reached when you make your donation, the whole amount can go to the project. However, if you raise more and the target is stretched, we’ll do our very best but cannot guarantee that the extra money will be spent on your chosen project.

If you find that you raise less than your pledge, let us know and we can remove the pledge, allowing you to donate the new amount.

What happens after I pay in my church’s money?

We’ll send an email confirmation to let you know your donation has been received. If you raise the money before the end of March 2017, you’ll still get all of the updates from the project through the website. And once the total amount has been raised, we’ll send you a final update from your chosen project, letting you know the amazing difference your donation is making.

Will our donation appear on the website?

Your pledge or donation will be added to the project totaliser straight away, so everyone can see if the project is funded or not. When you pay in your pledge, your church or organisation name will appear on the thank you messages.