The programme aims to enable churches and Christian charities to meet changing needs within their communities, helping them and the communities they support to adapt to the challenges and opportunities presented by the Coronavirus pandemic.

It aims to fund innovative, impactful projects that will enable people, organisations and communities to flourish in life after lockdown, building resilience and encouraging hope.

Themes:
  • Projects responding to the issues of loneliness and isolation exacerbated by the Coronavirus pandemic where new and/or enhanced support is being proposed; i.e. enabling improved accessibility to buildings/activities and measures to ensure buildings are Covid-19 safe
  • Projects focused on growing community resilience and promoting mental and emotional health and wellbeing, including the provision of mental health and wellbeing support groups and 1:1 counselling for people of all ages (including clergy).
  • Projects focused on growing technological capability and resilience, particularly increasing digital capacity and provision, and supporting those without online access to get online through training and support.
Grant Amount
  • grants of up to £50,000 are available.
  • the amount you receive will depend upon the cost of your project and the level of need in your community, ranging from 10% of project cost through to 80%.
Funding focus
  • Building communities, especially where they are hurting or broken
  • Helping people, especially those in particular need, to flourish
  • Growing churches, spiritually and numerically
  • Grants normally fund capital projects and equipment, not salaries or running costs. 
Note
  • applicants are required to demonstrate how their project is seeking to directly respond to increasing / new need as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.
  • All applicants should be a UK registered charity, church or have “exempt” status.

For more information and to apply please visit the Trust website

Deadline: to be confirmed