Stewardship Finance and Trusts
Teaching and promoting Christian stewardship, providing financial and accounting support to councils, committees and congregational treasurers, and dealing with legacies and donations are some of the responsibilities of the Stewardship and Finance Department.
The department produces information about stewardship programmes for congregations, including leaflets on different aspects of Christian stewardship and Christian giving, and finance resources for treasurers and congregations, which includes advice on preparation of accounts and guidance for completion of OSCR returns.
You can find out more about donating to the Church and Gift Aid here.
Funds administered by the Church
The Housing and Loan Fund was established by the General Assembly to help with the provision of housing accommodation for retired ministers and widows and widowers of ministers.
The Go For It Fund gives out grants to fund change in church and community.
Grants supporting HIV projects are available from the Church's HIV Programme for presbyteries and congregations, and for partner churches and institutions worldwide and within Scotland.
The Pension Trustees are responsible for the Church's pension schemes.
The Investors Trust provides the Church's councils, committees and congregations with the facility to invest their funds.
The Church of Scotland Trust holds properties outwith Scotland.