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Church accounting made easier

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A grant of £500 is being offered to parishes by the Diocesan Board of Finance (DBF) to help cover the cost of an accounting system specifically designed for churches.

Data Developments church finance software has been successfully piloted in a joint venture between Llandaff and Monmouth dioceses and is now being offered across the Llandaff Diocese.

Jan Boyce, Llandaff diocesan accountant said, “This new system is already making accounting so much easier for parishes, especially as they increase in size as more Ministry Areas are created. Now we want more parishes to implement this software and are offering a grant of £500 to help them finance it.

“We will be running a demonstration and training session for the company’s products, in conjunction with Data Developments, at St Michael’s Conference Centre, Cardiff, on July 6 and July 7. Come along to one of these sessions and find out more about it,” said Mrs Boyce.

Data Developments specialise in finance, data base and Gift Aid software for churches and charities. The sessions will be held on July 6 at 2pm or 6pm and on July 7 at 10am and must be booked in advance.

The £500 grant is only available to parishes that don’t already use the Data Development software.

Treasurers are also invited to an event entitled Beyond 2017 – What the Local Government election results mean for our parishes on June 22, at Christ Church, Radyr, from 2.30pm to 5pm.

Steve Thomas from the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) will present:

‘What local Government looks like after the elections, what are the implications for communities – funding, partnership work, service provision, shared facilities etc.’

All events must be booked in advance. Please contact Briony Davies at the Llandaff Diocesan Office either by telephone (01656 868868) or by email: brionydavies@churchinwales.org.uk

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