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Your church activities and building are a huge asset to the surrounding community. This means that people in your community could be happy to fund you! At the foundation of any good fundraising you need to develop your ‘case for support’ which helps you ensure you have the right messages for potential donors. This section includes guidance on how to develop a friends group, how to run profitable community events and inspiring case studies.

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Sample constitution for a friends’ group

This model constitution has been prepared by the National Churches Trust, and approved by the Charity Commission, HMRC and the HLF.

The two different ways of structuring a friends’ group

There are two main ways to structure a friends’ group: either as an independent charity or as a sub-committee of the PCC. Find out the pros and cons of each approach.

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