Support Eco-Congregation Scotland

Support Eco-Congregation Scotland

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£15,000 target

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Started on 16th May 2024 Gartocharn, Alexandria G83 8RX, UK

We need your support now - Eco-Congregation Scotland is facing financial pressures

There has never been a greater need for us to encourage churches in environmental action – but we need urgent financial support now to continue this work. We are appealing to our membership and wider supporters for additional funding of £15,000 in 2024.

This is a critical year for our future. Due to an end to core funding we need to restructure, asking our band of volunteers to do more to deliver activities in spiritual, practical, and global living through local eco-congregations in every region of Scotland, but with less administrative and specialist support. Our website needs a complete overhaul.

Craigsbank and Corstorphine Church campaigners for "Justice for All Creation" - and our EcoChaplain visiting The Salvation Army in Shetland polytunnel with volunteers.

There are now over 620 churches registered as eco-congregations, ranging across 16 denominations - around one-in-six of all Scotland’s churches - but only 140 contribute regularly to our funding.

Registrations of congregations continue to grow and demand for support remains high. We have been applying for new grants from charitable trusts and foundations, but so far have not yet been successful in securing the resources we need to maintain our work. We have continued operating by using up our reserves and we are now operating with only part-time staff.  

St Ninian and St Cuthbert's Parish, Hamilton: Bishop Joseph Toal joins parishioners to receive their Eco-Congregation Scotland Silver Award.

Please donate now to enable us to restructure and continue the vital work of supporting churches and volunteers in faith action for climate and nature.

Every pound you give will go directly to supporting the charity to resource and enable churches in environmental activities across the country.

By making a donation today, you’ll help us sustain our national movement. Your support is more vital now than ever. Thank you.

Photo thanks to Tranent Parish Church receiving their Eco-Congregation Scotland Bronze Award, Craigsbank Church volunteers campaigning for justice for all creation, The Salvation Army in Shetland polytunnel and church volunteers with EcoChaplain Rev David Coleman, and St Ninian & St Cuthbert's Parish, Hamilton with Bishop Joseph Toal receiving their Eco-Congregation Scotland Silver Award.

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Lisa Conlan
8th July 2024 at 4:47pm

On behalf of the Eco Team at Penicuik North Kirk.

Lisa Conlan
8th July 2024 at 4:46pm

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Anonymous
4th July 2024 at 1:56pm

pledged £1,000 + an est. £250.00 in Gift Aid

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2nd July 2024 at 6:02am

pledged £600 + an est. £150.00 in Gift Aid

Dan Rous
27th June 2024 at 11:23am

Every blessing in this important ministry

Dan Rous
27th June 2024 at 11:23am

pledged £50 + an est. £12.50 in Gift Aid

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Anonymous
23rd June 2024 at 12:40pm

pledged £30 + an est. £7.50 in Gift Aid

Peter Backhouse
16th June 2024 at 3:58pm

Good luck with your fundraising!

Peter Backhouse
16th June 2024 at 3:58pm

pledged £20 + an est. £5.00 in Gift Aid

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13th June 2024 at 1:23pm

pledged £75 + an est. £18.75 in Gift Aid

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11th June 2024 at 8:25am

pledged £250 + an est. £62.50 in Gift Aid

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7th June 2024 at 5:15pm

pledged £100 + an est. £25.00 in Gift Aid