GC Assist provides the physical and human resources for GC3's operations.
GC Assist is the operations trust within GC3.
It is this trust that employs our directors & staff, holds the contracts with our suppliers & through which we generally conduct our operations. That means the operational activity listed for GCiM & GC Aid happens through this trust.
Like every other similar organisation, GC Assist pays & claims GST. It also complies with all its other tax obligations & enjoys 'donee status', meaning the donations it receives qualify for tax credits.
GC Assist is funded from the 8% charge on the funds handled by GCiM & from donations made to us by individuals & organisations.
Besides covering these operational aspects of GC3, GC Assist runs Headspace, a gap year programme for school leavers. Headspace is our investment in the next generation for mission, recognising that future mission partners & church leaders will come from a group of young people.
This year long programme transforms the lives of up to fifteen young Christians through training, education, spiritual awareness & development, hard physical work & a ten week overseas missions experience in Thailand.
Another part of the programme is the involvement of two people in an internship, enabling practical experience in Christian ministry while studying at a Bible College.