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giving to lightwave

find out how you might be able to give to the projects of lightwave

While Lightwave has central funding for the main staff and their work until at least the end of 2024, a lot of the extra things we do can only happen through the generosity of members of our Lightwave Rural Hubs and Lightwave Groups. And when the funding comes to an end, we want to be able to continue to develop and grow what we do – so your giving is essential to that. 

All money you give goes directly to the work of Lightwave, its groups and churches and hubs. Not only that, but as part of a registered charity, if you are a UK taxpayer, you can use Gift Aid to make your donations go further. 

We’ve tried to make giving to Lightwave as easy as possible, with a range of options to suit you. 


Online donations

You can give online HERE

You can give either a one-off donation, or a regular donation, using a card or via direct debit. At the same time you can complete an online Gift Aid declaration without the need to download, complete and post off a form. There is a small percentage fee which the card processors make for using this service, so for larger or regular amounts you may wish to consider making a direct bank transfer – see below. 

Standing Order and One-off Donations by direct bank transfer

You can also give by Standing Order or give a one-off donation by bank transfer. Details are all in the guide you can download here:

Gift Aid

If you are a UK taxpayer, you can use Gift Aid to make your donations go further. We can claim 25p tax on every £1 that you give and it won’t cost you a penny more. If you are making an online donation you can complete the on-line gift aid declaration – or otherwise all you need to do is complete the form in this guide and send it to the Lightwave Treasurer.

Frequently Asked Questions


If you have any questions you might find our Frequently asked Questions document helpful. You can download it by clicking on this link.  If you have any other queries please either talk to your RRC church Treasurer or Lightwave Group Treasurer (if you have one) or leader where appropriate, or feel free to contact the Lightwave Project Manager and Treasurer, Andrew Gosden on, who will be very pleased to help.


The Lightwave Community CIO is Charitable Incorporated Organisation,

registered with the Charities Commission of England and Wales,  Reg No 1193242

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