Partner Help and Resources

Here you will find documents that you will find useful in performing your role as an Advocate for Acts 435. However, if this page doesn't answer your question please feel free to contact one of our team.

Acts 435 Advocates Group (3)

Guidelines and Useful Tips

Tips When Posting Requests - guidance on how to get started with writing requests and advice on what to include or avoid.

Tips When Writing Thank You Messages - guidelines and expectations for sending thank you messages to donors.

Representing your Beneficiaries Well - a presentation from our 2021 Advocate Gathering on using Acts 435 most effectively- how to represent the applicants well and connect with our generous donors.

Reallocations Policy - when and how to reallocate funds.

Acts 435 Advocate Handbook - Appendix 5: Key Partners - Information on "Key Partner" status, the benefits, requirements and how to apply.

Key Partner Status Application Form - if you would like to apply for "Key Partner" status, please complete this form and email it to Rhona on

Promoting Acts 435

Before representing Acts 435 in any capacity, including social media, during a talk, or responding to press/media enquiries (on behalf of Acts 435), please do take a look at our Social Media and Media Policy.

Promotional Literature

For requests for our literature please email

The main literature we have comprises:

See here for our videos (linking to front-facing website page)

Presenting Acts 435 to your church or a group of local churches and charities

If you have an opportunity to introduce Acts 435 to your church or to a group of local churches and charities, we have a script and Powerpoint presentation that you may use for this purpose. Do get in touch for up-to-date figures before sharing - and in any case, we would like to know where you are presenting Acts 435 and see how we can support you.

Download the Acts 435 Introductory script here

Download the Acts 435 Introductory Powerpoint here

Sharing Acts 435 in other ways

One of our Advocates has shared with us her way of displaying Acts 435 at her church, see picture. Many of our Advocates asked us to produce some materials so that you can recreate something similar. You can find these as separate image documents here. You can use them to display requests or thank you messages. However, these have been created on Canva, and can be shared with you to edit directly on there if needed - please send us an email.

Advocate noticeboard with a banner

You may have an opportunity to include something about Acts 435 in your church bulletin or newsletter. Here is an example article which you may find useful:Example Article For Church Newsletter

Joining Acts 435 presents a good opportunity to engage with your local newspapers and radio stations. Why not write a press release announcing your partnership with Acts 435: template press release.

Some brief thoughts and tips on how to use social media to get your requests met quicker, and spread the word about Acts 435: Social Media Tips and Hints

Other Admin

A blank copy of the Applicant Form. This form is a key part of the paper trail, which is important for audit purposes, and will provide you with evidence that an individual applicant has received the money that was sent to your organisation. We recommend you keep signed copies of these forms on file, or attached to the request in its "file library":

Acts 435 - Applicant form

If you want to add a new advocate - or perhaps you are passing Acts 435 onto a new person - they will need to complete this form in order to be set up as an advocate:

Advocate Commitment

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