Good News about the Future of Online Donations

We are pleased to announce a new online fundraising platform for parishes across the Archdiocese of Cardiff. Diocesan staff are working with the team at Invest in My Community to ensure a smooth transition ahead of the closure of Virgin Money Giving – the online donation platform currently used throughout the diocese – at the end of November.

What does this mean for you?

During the pandemic online giving has become increasingly important for many parishes. In the diocese we are fortunate to receive many one-off donations online. Some people have also generously set up recurring monthly donations via Virgin Money Giving to support their parish during COVID-19. From 30th November these monthly donations will be cancelled automatically by Virgin Money Giving. If you are someone who makes an occasional or regular donation online, you may now be wondering how you can continue supporting your parish.

In the coming weeks new ‘Invest in My Community’ donation accounts will be set up for all parishes in the Archdiocese of Cardiff so that people can continue to donate online. But before we get to that point, it is worth remembering that the best way to support your parish is by standing order.

Giving by Standing Order

Regular giving by standing order is the financial bedrock of the diocese. It also costs parishes less to manage than online giving so your money goes further. If you would like to support your parish we would ask you to consider setting up a regular donation in this way.

If you would like to learn more please contact your parish priest. You can find contact details for all churches and parish priests by following this link. Contact your parish priest to set up a standing order. If sending an email, please add the phrase “Setting up a standing order” in the subject box.

Thank you

We also want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has continued supporting parishes during the pandemic. Thank you for your ongoing support of our diocesan family at this difficult time. We pray that you keep well.