Uniting Financial Services has created a clever investment that allows congregation members to financially contribute to your Uniting Church Organisation. It's called Self Help and it's made up of two parts.
With the help of UFS, your Organisation establishes a Self Help Scheme by opening a Self Help Settlement Facility. Members and friends (called Self Help Investors) then support your Organisation by opening a Self Help Investment and linking it to your Self Help Scheme.
Your Scheme is funded by Self Help Investors forgoing the interest they earn on their Investment; instead directing it to your Scheme on a quarterly basis. This income can then be used by your Organisation to fund appropriate mission purposes.
Your Uniting Church Organisation can apply for a Self Help Loan and use your Self Help Scheme income to repay the loan. Self Help Loans are currently offered at 1.25% less than The Uniting Church Loan (Variable Interest Rate), making them a cost-effective financing solution for your Organisation.
Are you a Self Help Scheme organiser? Click here for information and resources to help you grow your Self Help Scheme