United Reformed Church

Church finance

Financial information and guidance for our church and synod treasurers

Accounting, grants and taxation

Church accounts under SORP 2005

Guidance on URC church accounts following the Charities Act 2006

The Church Buildings Fund

Providing either grants or loans for local church building projects

Church-owned cars

Information relating to fuel rates for church-owned cars

Annual ‘tax’ mailing

Documents to download and complete for the annual ‘tax’ mailing to churches

The Legacy Fund

Providing funding for imaginative and innovative projects which may struggle to secure financial support


Giving to the Church

A guide for church leaders to encourage fresh thinking

To tithe or not to tithe?

Considering proportional giving: A guide for everyone

Discipleship, Mission and Stewardship

Resources to help congregations consider the relationship between Christian living and giving

Leaving a Legacy

Information on leaving a legacy to benefit the denomination.

A place in your Will

Information on how you can remember the URC in your Will

Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme (GASDS)

Find out more about GASDS and how it may affect your church

Ministry And Mission Fund – Annual Letter To Local Churches

Download the Annual Letter To Local Churches and use the content to thank your congregation for their support

Related content

The Plan for Partnership

The remuneration of stipendiary ministers and church related community workers

Grants & funding opportunities

Find out about the grants and funding opportunities the URC offers churches, community groups and individuals

URC Ministers’ Pension Fund

For information, guides and newsletters on the URC’s Ministers’ Pension Fund

Retired Ministers’ Housing Society

Visit the RMHS website to find out more about the services it provides and who can apply for housing support

Become a Church Treasurer

Guidance for those who are considering taking up or have very recently been appointed to the role of church treasurer

Online & contactless giving at church

Guidance on online and contactless giving options for churches

Useful websites

The Association of Church Accountants (ACAT)

ACAT is the charity for treasurers of Christian churches.  All local URC churches have a paid-for subscription to their handbook and newsletter

The Charity Commission

The Charity Commission offers advice and provides a range of services and guidance to all charities in England and Wales

OSCR – Scottish Charity Regulator

Information and guidance on complying with charity law in Scotland

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