Support a Project
We would love you to get involved with us in our mission. On this page, you will find ways you can support one of our projects financially; physically go on a team in person with us; provide a useful gift in kind for the work; and finally, and perhaps most importantly, how you can pray for the work….
Go on a Team
Since forming in 2001, Friends in Action has had the privilege of serving the Lord at home and across many countries in Africa. It continues to thrill us how so many people give sacrificially of their time, resources and talents to serve the Lord as a volunteer with us.
We have volunteer teams serving with us in west Africa and at home each year, and would be happy to meet up and explore the possibility of you joining or forming a team. Do not worry if you feel you don’t have any particular skillsets or expertise, the Lord can use you mightily just through serving Him.
“It is so rewarding to strike water at 180ft and provide someone with a cup of clean drinking water in Christ’s name” FIA – Volunteer
Perhaps as you read about what the Lord is doing through people just like you, you are considering volunteering with us.
Give a Gift in Kind
Giving a corporate gift in kind can be a really valuable way to support the work of Friends in Action and make a real difference to the lives of some of the poorest people in the world.
Gifts in Kind are transfers of tangible property other than cash or securities such as tools, equipment, tractors, vehicles, professional services or a auction prize at an event. Donors may receive a receipt for income tax purposes based on the Fair Market Value of the gift if needed.
And finally, don’t forget that one of the most precious things you can give to us is your valuable time. There are lots of opportunities to get involved with Friends in Action from offering your professional services, arranging speaking events, organising fund raising events, or by being part of a volunteer team etc.
It is through prayer that we praise God, seek His direction and wisdom, request His provision, and call upon the Holy Spirit to empower our work.” Over many years now, we have witnessed our great God answer prayer in wonderful ways, even in the most trying of circumstances.
We pray together as a Board, we pray together as teams when serving, and we pray together with the local believers as we work with them in their towns and villages.
But we also cannot do this work, which God has called us to do, without the faithful prayers of supporters back home. We would therefore ask you to pray individually for the work you see contained on these pages. We would also ask you to consider forming a prayer partnership with us and meet as a small group to pray for the Lord’s work through Friends in Action.
If we can help you do this, please contact us using the link below
Support the Work Financially
Friends in Action International NI is a faith work, supported by and wholly dependent on the continued faithfulness of God’s people and generous giving of all who love and care for those in need. All donations go directly to the work and indeed to any specific project selected so you can be sure your donation will make a real difference in the lives of the people you intend to help.
You can support the work by one of the various means set out below.
Regular Giving & One-Off Donations by Debit/Credit Card
If you would like to make a donation to support water and construction work in West Africa, the quickest and easiest way is by Debit/Credit Card using our handler JustGiving. You can either set up a recurring payment or make a one-off donation. To do this, please click the “JustGiving” button below. All payments will be processed securely.
If you are a UK tax payer, please consider whether you can “Gift Aid” the donation as this will boost your donation to Friends in Action by 25%, at no extra cost to you. Every donation, of any size, will make a difference to lives!
If you have a UK bank account and would like to make a one-off transfer or perhaps even set up a regular standing order to support Friends in Action, developments in online banking in recent times have made this easy to do. Our bank details are as follows
- Bank: AIB Group
- Acc No: 03179014
- Sort Code: 938335
Or, if you prefer, note the bank details and make the arrangements next time you visit your bank branch.
If you are a UK tax payer, we would really appreciate you completing a Gift Aid form, which you can download HERE. This will enable us to claim an extra 25p for every Pound donated. Every donation, of any size, will make a difference to lives!
Payroll Giving (also known as Give As You Earn or workplace giving) is a valuable, long term source of revenue for all charities, providing regular income to help budget and plan ahead more effectively.
Not only is Payroll Giving really simple, but it’s also very tax effective. How? Because your donation gets deducted before you pay the taxman. For instance, if you donate £5, only £4 comes out of your salary and the taxman pays the rest. And if you are a higher rate tax payer, a donation of £5 to Friends in Action would only cost you £3!
So ask your employer or pension provider if they run a Payroll Giving scheme and if they do not, please ask them to set one up. There are a range of Give As You Earn providers and here is a list of UK agencies approved by the HMRC. Some of the more popular schemes are shown below.