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.
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 Key Partners - Rational, Requirements, Implementation - From October 2023 we will be recognising "Key Partners" - this document outlines the vision and intentions of this change.
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 email@example.com.
For requests for our literature please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The main literature we have comprises:
- 3 fold leaflet which sets out how Acts 435 works with local churches and charities as well as other ways to get involved: acts-435-leaflet
- Donor postcard - perfect for putting out on chairs one Sunday at church or in your charity reception: donor-postcard
- Applicant postcard which explains to people in need how Acts 435 works and might be able to help them: Applicant card
- Applicant gift card: Applicant Gift Card
- Poster: Acts 435 A4 Poster
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.
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-magazine
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 for new partners
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
In dealing with the media, we ask you to be aware of our Media Policy
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":
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:
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