Lizzie Thompson

Lizzie Thomson

Lizzie was at the Evangelical Alliance until September 2020. She studied Classics and Ancient History at the University of Exeter, and now enjoys looking after Evangelical Alliance members and supporters as part of our giving team. Lizzie loves writing, travelling and cooking.

List of grant-making trusts and organisations that are taking applications from Christian charities

17 July 2020How do we ensure that we can still offer vital services when we are struggling financially? How do we protect jobs when we are forced to re-evaluate our expenditure? How do we cope with a substantial drop in income and approach fundraising when many donors are understandably more anxious about giving? While, in this ever-changing and complex landscape, we can’t pretend to have all the answers, what is certain is that this is a time of both great challenge and unprecedented opportunity. We, as…

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Giving amid the uncertainty caused by COVID-19

16 April 2020Charities are expecting to lose around a third of their income over the next three months, Karl Wilding, chief executive of NCVO, has told MPs. In fact, losses are likely to exceed £1bn across the charity sector as events are cancelled and individual giving drops. As a result, many charities and organisations, including the Evangelical Alliance, have furloughed staff to cope with any dip in income. Yet, furloughing staff is not always an option for many smaller charities. The picture is just as…

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Christmas: A handful of rice

10 December 2018In this incredibly poor Indian state, each family puts aside a handful of rice every time they prepare a meal, which is then gathered together and resold by the church to fund local Christian ministry work. What struck me most is the faithful obedience of the Mizo people, in that, despite living in abject poverty, they give selflessly and creatively to God’s work every day – one handful of rice at a time. At this time of year, we are all inevitably thinking about giving. As we scour the shops…

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A legacy of generosity

20 November 2018As long-standing and committed members of the Evangelical Alliance since 1986, Trevor and Celia generously decided to support the charity through regular donations and a legacy gift. Living in the South West, Trevor and Celia have always felt comforted and reassured knowing that a Christian organisation has such an influential voice in the corridors of power, and so they chose to offer their support. Trevor says, “The Evangelical Alliance speaks in the corridors of power on behalf of all…

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