Six reasons to become a CHIPS Peacemaker today!

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Making a monthly donation is easy. You stay in control by choosing the amount that suits your budget, and spreading your costs over the year. You can also change or cancel your donation at any time.

For us, your commitment means we can rely more on a steady stream of income and worry less about where the next cheque might come from. We can plan ahead better and respond quicker to new needs in our communities.

Without regular income from our supporters like you, we simply wouldn’t be able to meet the cost of our overheads, or launch the new projects that bring communities together and make peace!

1 It’s convenient

It’s easy to set up a monthly gift via direct debit, your CAF or Stewardship account, or employer’s Give as You Earn Scheme.

Now it’s even easier to set up a monthly donation with the option to give up to £20 by text message straight from your phone too.

You stay in control by choosing the amount that suits your budget and spreading your costs over the year, and you can claim Gift Aid at the same time if you’re a taxpayer.

“I didn’t want to make a one-off donation and then simply forget about it. It was easy to set up via direct debit and as I am a taxpayer, CHIPS can claim back tax relief via Gift Aid.” – Barb is a PA in the City

2 It’s flexible

You can change or cancel your regular donation at any time and you don’t even need to tell us, although we always appreciate it if you can.

We understand that things may feel uncertain right now, so we want you know that you’re always welcome to contact us and ask for a payment holiday if something crops up – we’ll be happy to help!

We appreciate regular giving more than ever right now, while by the pandemic constrains our ability to raise income. So we’re offering our supporters the opportunity to help us through a challenging 2021 and then review in December whether you wish to continue or not. To do this, just set up your gift and then click here to send us an automated email.  Then we’ll contact you again at the end of the year!

“We want to make things as flexible as possible for our CHIPS Peacemakers. So whether you want to change or cancel your regular gift, take a payment holiday if your situation changes, or review your commitment at the end of the year before deciding if you want to continue, we completely understand and will be happy to help!” – Emily, Fundraising Officer, CHIPS

3 It makes a long-term difference

The tragic violence and division we see in our communities today has developed over decades. But by giving even a small amount regularly, you can make a big difference over time and help us make peace in a lasting and sustainable way.

“To hear of so many lives being destroyed by violence can leave us with a sense of helplessness but by giving monthly, I can play my own small part to bring hope! And to know that my money is being used by a team that knows the people personally – their names, their families and their individual stories – is important to me.” Ruth Jackson is a teacher from the South East

“What CHIPS is doing in Brixton is so good, and so important – and best of all it’s rooted in the local community! Building peace takes time, and I know I can best support their vision with a regular, monthly donation.” Liz Waldy has worked in the charity sector for more than 25 years

4 It changes lives

From giving a malnourished child in Ghana a brighter future, to helping young people in Brixton to become the leaders and positive role models of tomorrow, our CHIPS Peacemakers bring people in conflict situations together and transform lives.

But don’t just take our word for it – read what some of our CHIPS Peacemakers have to say:

5 It helps us plan ahead

A regular gift allows us to plan for the future because we know that we have a steady income stream that we can rely upon and we can worry less about where the next cheque might come from.

We can plan ahead better and respond quicker to new needs. Without regular income from our supporters like you, we simply wouldn’t be able to meet the cost of our overheads, or launch new projects that help our conflict-torn communities make peace.

“I would say to others: please be willing to provide regular, ongoing support so that CHIPS can focus all their energy and attention on the valuable work they are doing and are called to, rather than being distracted by where the money is going to come from!” – Alan is a chartered financial planner from the South East

“Regular monthly giving helps CHIPS to plan its work ahead – to know what commitments it can take on and to be able to be faithful to its staff” – Val is a retired teacher from Suffolk

6 It gives you more opportunity to get involved

We offer CHIPS Peacemakers the opportunity to get closer to our work if they wish, with personal invitations to CHIPS events, the possibility to have a CHIPS speaker at your church and community events, and the option to visit our projects or even volunteer (pandemics permitting!)

As a monthly giver, they involve you in their work – they are quite unique, in my experience, with their friendly and inclusive approach to their supporters!” – Barb is a PA in the City

Would you consider becoming a CHIPS Peacemaker today? Giving £10 a month is equivalent to the cost of just one takeaway coffee a week, but your regular gift could achieve a great deal!

The above examples are estimates of what your gift could achieve, given for illustration only. We will allocate the donations we receive across our different projects and operating costs according to need. If you would like your gift to go to a specific area of our work, feel free to let us know by emailing us here.

If you have any questions, would like to discuss what your regular gift could achieve or want us to post you a bank instruction form, just email Emily or call 020 7078 7439.

Thank you for helping us bring hope to more communities!