What is it?
Lifted Loads is a UK-based online crowdfunding platform made for your church or Christian charitable organisation. It allows every member to set up their own fully-featured crowdfunding website to raise funds benefiting individuals, small groups or the whole church/organisation. The best part is that beneficiaries only need an email address to receive donations through our platform and all money donated is instantly available to the beneficiary.
We are not a charity and do not benefit in any way from the donations given to various projects through the website. Instead, Lifted Loads is funded entirely through initial sign-up fees (paid by church/organisation) and optional gifts given by donors on the checkout page.
What makes us different from other crowdfunding websites or church giving schemes is that we offer direct-to-person crowdfunding managed by the church. That is, we believe that when a member of a church is in sudden financial need, the rest of the church should be able to support them financially in an easy, sensitive and efficient manner. In other words, the church should support its members, not just members their church. At the same time the church should still be able to provide controls ensuring that the needs are genuine and appropriate.
We also provide features that allow funding of small group and church-wide projects through recurring giving, automatic gift aid reclaim and much much more…see our key features.
To see all churches follow the practices of the early church described in Acts 2:44-45 (All the believers were together and had everything in common, They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need.)
To make the church be the go-to source of help for its members in times of financial need.
How does it work?