TORCH TRUST is supported by prayer, by gift donations and by a huge team of around 1000 willing volunteers who work with our core staff team. TORCH TRUST is a registered charity, relying on the generosity of God and those he prompts to give to source its varied ministry.
There are three main ways in which you can support the work of the Torch Trust
learn more about praying for Torch and keeping in touch with prayer needs
offer yourself to work with Torch as a volunteer, at home, near home, at Torch House, at the Torch Holiday and Retreat Centre
find out how you can give towards to the work of Torch Trust
Prayer is the foundation of our support. We need your prayer more than anything else: prayer for guidance, prayer for our staff and those we are in contact with, prayer for our outreach, prayer for our international activities, and prayer for our financial needs.
To pray for the work effectively you will need to be informed. You can contact us to put your name on our mailing list for Torch Family News. We will also send you a quarterly Prayer Diary and a daily Prayer Guide which you can use to pray for our staff by name.
You can also call +44 (0)1858 438277 anytime for our PrayerPhone, which is updated every two weeks (click here to see the latest Prayer Phone Transcript).
Our website home page is updated daily using material from the Prayer Calendar. You could make it your browser home page to stay in touch with prayer topics and news.
The first Sunday in June each year is Disability Sunday, set aside to highlight the needs of blind and partially sighted people and other disabled people and ensure they are fully included in church life. Of course, this opportunity can be taken any Sunday! Visit the Disability Sunday page on our Foursight for the Church website for more information. Perhaps you could talk to your church leader or minister about this?
The work of TORCH TRUST relies heavily on the contribution made by volunteers. There are many rewarding opportunities for Christian service through TORCH TRUST, working on your own or with others. There are tasks you can undertake at home, things you can do in your locality (especially with a local Torch Fellowship Group), opportunities for service at Torch Holiday and Retreat Centre in Sussex, and work that can be done by coming into Torch House in Leicestershire.
Over 85% of Torch Trust's finance comes from donations and legacies. Torch Trust's continued operation relies on the generous support of individuals, groups and churches. Here are the ways you can give ...
Send your cheque made out to TORCH TRUST to Torch House, Torch Way, Market Harborough, LE16 9HL UK.
Call Torch House on +44 (0)1858 438260 to make a donation using your Debit or Credit Card. Most cards accepted.
Contact Torch House on +44 (0)1858 438260 or email email@example.com to be sent details or click on the following button to setup a direct debit online. [We are aware there are still a few minor issues with accessibility for screen readers following this link and we are trying to resolve them with the website authors as soon as possible.]
Visit Torch Trust's donation page on the Charity Choice website to make a Debit or Credit Card donation.
If you are a UK tax payer you can make your gift 25% more valuable to Torch Trust by completing a Gift Aid declaration. Call +44 (0)1858 438260 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a blank Gift Aid declaration.
Torch Trust has been greatly helped in its work by the bequests made by those who support through writing Torch into their Wills. If you are making a Will, Torch can send you a helpful guidance document. Call +44 (0)1858 438260 or email email@example.com
God is our provider. Torch has grown as a faith mission – trusting God to provide as in prayer we seek from Him all that we need to serve him. We communicate our financial needs but do not ask for money.
Torch's income comes principally from donations made by individuals, groups and churches, and from legacies left by those who chose to include Torch when they made their wills. Only a small amount of income comes from sales of literature which is priced to be near equivalent to standard print publications and therefore well below true economic cost. Our magazines and booklets are free of charge as is our library service. Our donation and legacy income therefore supports our literature work as well as all of our fellowship and personal support activities.
Torch relies on the vocational commitment of people who feel God has led them to work with us. Much of Torch's work is done by volunteers. For the core of the permanent staff, Torch pays a modest salary which reflects skills and responsibility. The salary only allows simple living and staff trust God to provide for their other personal living needs.
It now costs around £2,600 per calendar day to sustain the work of Torch. Please join us in prayer over the financial needs of the work.
Giving by direct debit or standing order is really helpful, even if it is just for a small amount, as it increases the proportion of income that is predictable. For taxpayers, Gift Aid increases the value of each donation by 25%. We can send forms for both standing order and Gift Aid on request. If you are supporting Torch financially, then prayerfully consider committing to a standing order and to maximising the value of your giving through gift aid.
Your may choose to give to specific projects. If you do, these funds are considered as restricted to that purpose although, as there is an organisational burden associated with the overseeing and reporting of these projects, Torch does reserve the option to apply up to 10% of such restricted funds to support the costs of running the organisation that makes the projects possible.
Torch can receive donations via the Charity Choice website.
Alternatively, you can donate by cash, cheque or over the phone by using most popular credit/debit cards. Call +44 (0)1858 438260 if you want more information about supporting Torch.