Last updated 20th May 2020
More and more churches have started to provide contactless card readers to enable visitors who do not carry cash to give in a way that suits them.
Now it is also easy to let people to give by card through a link on your website, social media page, email footer or A Church Near You page or create a QR code that you can add to a streamed service so that people can hover their phone over the code on the screen and be taken directly to your giving page. Donors can also make a Gift Aid declaration whilst making their donation.
There are many ways of doing this, but for parishes who do not already have a method of enabling online giving by debit or credit card, the quickest and simplest way will be through the partnership between the Church of England, Sum-Up and Give a Little. Many parishes have Sum-Up machines so already have a Sum-Up account and a Give a Little account, but even if you don't, you can open an account with Sum-Up and create the necessary accounts to enable people to give online (and if you tick the box to say you have a Sum-Up machine you shouldn't even need to buy one, though you might find it useful when our buildings reopen).
To see how easy it is to give once the account has been created, click here or use your phone camera or QR code reader to hover over the QR code above to see an account we created.
There are three simple steps to create an account like this for your parish: Full details can be found here
For more information about this or other giving and stewardship resources please email email@example.com