Tithe Grants

Each year Holy Trinity Church gives away a tithe – 10% – of the income we receive from voluntary donations and fundraising. 

The money is an expression of Christian mission. We use guidelines set by the DCC some years ago to ensure that the money is divided between local and international charities, and between partner charities (which we give to for several years and build a relationship with) and one-off good causes.

Gifts given in 2020

Partner Projects

establishing links for three years, 2018-2020    

South London Refugee Association

(supporting and empowering refugees, asylum seekers, and vulnerable migrants in South London, in order to relieve poverty and distress)                                                                 £2,083

Joshua Orphan and Community Care, Malawi
(Helping HIV/AIDS orphans and vulnerable children and their families)                           £2,083

Merton Faith in Action Homelessness Project
(Local drop-in centre for those who are homeless)                                                              £2,084

Total Partner Projects £6,250

One Off Projects             

Wimbledon Foodbank
(Helping local people in crisis by providing food parcels)                                                    £1,750

Merton Mind
(Supporting people with Mental Health issues in the local community)                           £1,750

Christian Care Merton
(Working to help local families whose lives are in crisis)                                                      £1,750

Total One Off Projects £5,250

Special Case for 2020

Due to lockdown in the early part of 2020, it proved impossible to collect the Merton Citizen's subscription from the congregation as has happened for the last few years. The DCC therefore decided that for 2020, the subscription would be covered by the Tithe.                                                                                                                                                                   £1,000

Total Special Case £1,000

GRAND TOTAL  £12,500