The Givt app
Givt is a way of giving in meetings during the offering and for making other one-off donations.
We have been looking for ways to make it easier to give at the time of offering/collection on a Sunday morning during our meeting, in what is becoming an increasingly cashless society. Please note that the ability to use Givt at collection does not replace the regular cartridge giving.
This means of giving has become even more of a necessity in these days of lockdown. We still need financial support even though we are not able to gather as normal in worship.
Givt is a Dutch company that enables anyone to give to any charity through a smart phone or tablet and is particularly geared up for churches. Headquarters (THQ) has agreed to corps (churches) using the Givt app.
All anyone needs to do is download the Givt app to a smartphone and register giving their bank details. They can then give straight away either manually by looking for Reading Central Corps on the drop-down list or by scanning the dedicated QR code (see the side panel). The donor decides how much to give each time. He or she is in control.
When we get back to normal worship, we will also have a "chip" in the collection plates that can be scanned.
To make sure donations will be deducted from your bank account and sent to Reading Central, you need to complete your registration. To do this, go to the menu in the Givt app, fill in your personal information and authorise the mandate (Direct Debit Instruction). This Direct Debit will not be used for recurring debits but only for debiting the one-off donations made through the app. The gift can also be gift aided if you authorise this when you register with Givt.