If you are a Priest or a group in need of
Receiving Aid or other details,
please visit the ACN International website

Every year, we receive over ten thousand project requests...
Over ten thousand cries for help. We rely on you to answer the cries.

If you are from a Church in need and are looking for help or have an inquiry about funding, please get in touch with our International Head Office in Königstein (Germany).


Ways you can help!
Make a Donation

By making a gift to Aid to the Church in Need you are helping the millions of suffering Christians around the world who face persecution and hardship. Please be assured of the prayers of those you are helping around the world.

You can donate by clicking the 'Donate" button on the left or over the phone by calling 01 837 7516 or make a donation directly to our bank account using these details:-

Bank: Bank of Ireland, Glasnevin
Account Name: Aid to the Church in Need
Swift (BIC): BOFI IE2D
IBAN: IE32 BOFI 9005 7890 6993 28


Make a Mass Offering

Your Mass offering is a vital lifeline for a poor priest in one of the 130-plus countries where Aid to the Church in Need works.

By making a donation for the Mass you are requesting, you are helping these priests to continue their ministry in some of the poorest countries in the world, often amid persecution and oppression.

Making a Mass offering through Aid to the Church in Need is a very special way of remembering your intentions or those of a loved one.

It also forges a spiritual link with our suffering brothers and sisters in Christ around the world.


Gift Aid

Please help Aid to the Church in Need support more persecuted and suffering Christians around the world by completing a Gift Aid Declaration.

The Gift Aid scheme allows Aid to the Church in Need to reclaim tax which you have already paid on your donations – at no extra cost to you.

Whatever amount you donate, if you pay tax in the Republic of Ireland you can make your kind gift go further if you complete a Gift Aid form.

And if you are a higher-rate taxpayer, you can claim additional tax relief as well.


Wills - Legacy of Love

Please help Aid to the Church in Need to do so much more to help persecuted and suffering Christians – please consider leaving us a gift in your Will.

How your bequest will help suffering Christians.

Thanks to your generous bequest, Aid to the Church in Need can:

  • Support more than 18,000 seminarians each year on their path to the priesthood.
  • Provide Mass stipends to priests ministering to needy Christians around the world.
  • Build and repair churches and chapels where they are most needed.
  • Help priests and Sisters travel thousands of miles in their ministry – by bicycle, car, boat and even donkey.
  • Teach the Good News using Aid to the Church in Need's Child's bible, printed in 157 different languages.
  • Proclaim the Word of God by supporting catechetical work and publications.


How your gift to the persecuted Church will be remembered

Your bequest offers an important lifeline to Christians suffering for their faith around the world.

In thanks, we will ensure that a proportion of your bequest is used for Mass stipends for poor priests, who regularly offer the Holy Sacrifice of Mass for departed benefactors of Aid to the Church in Need.