Join our Support Team

SAW would not be possible without the care, prayer and encouragement of our supporters. Over a number of years we have been blessed by individuals who have given hours of time, offered words of encouragement and sensitive critique, created works of art that speak into our situation, prayed with and for us. This friendship and support has been invaluable to us as a team.

We have formalised this support through the ‘Friends of SAW’ support team. As well as the satisfaction of knowing you are supporting our work, as a Friend of SAW you will also receive a free SAW tote bag, a copy of all of our publications to date, invitations to our events and email updates about our work. To join, please subscribe to our mailing list and tick the box labelled ‘Praying for SAW / Friends of SAW support team’, and please consider setting up a regular donation (details below). You do not have to be a praying person to join – as a Christian organisation we often include prayer requests as part of our updates but of course your thoughts, virtual hugs and good wishes are also really appreciated!

Whilst we have and always will appreciate support through the giving of time, at this moment our greatest need is financial, and so we ask our supporters to consider setting up a regular donation to SAW. Our ambition is to develop a more sustainable funding model that is less dependent on grants. Regular financial support will give SAW stability to develop the project further, and provide confidence that our work and presence in Shieldfield can flourish and continue.

There are two main ways to support us financially:

Give directly

This is through your own online banking, or by going to your bank or building society in person. If you use this method, SAW will receive 100% of your donation. You could either set up a regular payment or just a one off. You will need to complete this form to receive SAW’s account details. The form includes a Gift Aid declaration section – if you are a UK Income Tax payer we can claim Gift Aid (an extra 25%) on your donation at no extra cost to you or SAW.

Setup a donation online via Stewardship – good for anonymous donations

Using this fundraising page you can set up a monthly or one off donation to SAW. This replaces our previous JustGiving fundraiser. We now use a service provided by Stewardship to process online card payments. As with all card payment processors, this incurs a small fee (currently 3%, but increasing soon to 3.5%) which is taken from your donation. Stewardship’s platform allows you to add Gift Aid to your donation before it is passed on to SAW, and your details can also be kept anonymous if you would prefer this.

Other ways to support SAW:

We also raise funds through our Etsy shop, through Easy Fundraising and by hiring out our building