PARTNERS IN MISSION: Our direct-giving scheme
Our Partners In Mission scheme provides an opportunity to support God’s global mission at a grassroots level through direct-giving.
We have twelve programmes around the world for you to choose from, with 100 per cent of your donations helping the local Anglican Church to fund that programme.
The programme has been designed so that either churches or individual givers can participate.
Once you have signed up to support a programme, you will be sent regular news updates and prayer requests.
Each programme is funded by USPG and has a specific financial target which we want you to help us to meet.
How it works
- Choose the programme you want to support (see list below).
- Complete the simple form below to pledge support for the programme of your choice.
- We will contact you to confirm we have received your initial pledge.
- You will receive regular updates, including news, photos and prayer requests.
- You will find free church resources, including PowerPoints, on the web page for your programme (see list below).
- You are encouraged to invite a USPG Speaker to visit your church so you can learn more about your programme.
- Any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch (contact details left).
Twelve programmes to choose from
Protecting Health, Bangladesh
This ongoing project is about community and health engagement in western areas of Bangladesh. It focuses on a number of key areas, including hospitals, clinics, nursing schools, as well as holistic health and social development programmes. Our partnership with the Church of Bangladesh plays a role in all of these.
Protecting Health, India
The project area is in one of the most disadvantaged parts of West Bengal. As well as poor health, malnutrition and high infant mortality, problems include low literacy (especially among women), plus lack of skills and opportunities for development. Our partnership with the Church of North India will provide healthcare that’s acceptable, affordable and accessible for the targeted communities.
Tackling Modern Day Slavery, India
Human trafficking and slavery remains a major worldwide problem, nowhere more so that in the districts of North and South Dinajpur. Here, poverty, gender discrimination and cultural attitudes, including the caste system, have led to much internal displacement and vulnerability. Our partnership with the Church of North India will help people aged 13-18 who are susceptible to sexual exploitation and trafficking, as well as to educate the wider community and help survivors.
Justice for Girls, India
Throughout India, there is much need for highlighting issues around women and children’s rights, and for championing those rights. Many congregations of the Church of South India have historically been slow to recognise this, and that the church should be playing a much greater role in fighting for justice and for protection of women and children.
Our partnership with the Church of South India is raising awareness of the rights of women and children, particularly girls, as well as protecting those rights. Starting with individuals within specific congregations, it now reaches complete congregations as well as communities of all faiths.
Lifeline for Women, India
Violence against women is sadly endemic in Delhi. Our partnership with The Delhi Brotherhood Society provides a 24-hour helpline and practical and legal assistance inside and outside the courts for survivors of violence and rape. The Delhi Brotherhood Society has its origins in the Cambridge Mission to Delhi, a nineteenth century Anglican mission established by graduates of Cambridge University.
Green Schools, India
In urban areas, India suffers from high levels of air pollution and many other environmental problems. Our partnership with the Church of South India provides a Green Schools Programme, designed to make 1,000 schools run by the Church of South India more environmentally-friendly. Much of the auditing of this will be done by the pupils of the schools concerned – this instils green values while also directly helping with their education.
A Future With Hope, Malawi
Malawi is one of the poorest countries in the world, with low levels of development but high rates of HIV/AIDS. Our partnership with the Anglican dioceses of Malawi is improving standards of living via support for girls of school-going age and households with low incomes, and in general household environmental management, thereby achieving long-term human and environmental benefits.
Education for Change, Sri Lanka
One of Sri Lanka’s main products is tea and there are numerous tea plantations around the country. Many of the people who live and work on Sri Lanka’s numerous tea plantations are extremely poor. Long years of isolation and exclusion from the rest of Sri Lankan society have led to a ghetto mentality, with a lack of independence and opportunities.
Our partnership with the Anglican diocese of Colombo is providing healthcare and education, fostering confidence and improving lives and opportunities generally, as well as reducing the prevalence of other issues such as domestic violence and abuse.
Protecting Babies from HIV, Tanzania
Tanzania is one of the African countries most severely affected by HIV/AIDS. Mother-to-child transmission of the virus during pregnancy, birth and when breastfeeding means that thousands of babies are at risk of becoming HIV positive. Our partnership with the Anglican Church of Tanzania is providing the practical and medical support necessary to prevent the virus being passed on from mothers to their children.
Protecting Women from Violence, Zambia
Zambia has one of the highest rates of gender-based violence (GBV) in the world. Our partnership with the Zambian Anglican Council is providing a four-year project aimed at reducing gender-based violence and vulnerability in three sites across the diocese of Luapala. GBV has been particularly prevalent here, with cases ranging from violence to property grabbing, forced wife inheritance and early marriage.
Tackling HIV Stigma, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe has been one of the countries most affected by HIV/AIDS and it remains a big stigma for those who live with it. Our partnership with the Anglican dioceses of Zimbabwe is providing a three-year programme across four dioceses to strengthen the capacities of church leadership regarding the issue, to lessen its stigma, to increase counselling and advocacy skills to improve the quality of life of those living with HIV/AIDS, and to introduce practical measures for improving lives.
Improving Livelihoods, Southern Africa
Both the country of Lesotho (which is entirely surrounded by South Africa) and Zululand, in the north eastern district of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, are affected by widespread poverty, high levels of unemployment, and low levels of education. Our partnership with HOPE Africa, the social development programme of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa, will alleviate poverty, promote Christianity and improve livelihood opportunities in Lesotho and Zululand.
Download the Partners in Mission brochure for further details
Sign up form for Partners In Mission