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Starter Grants

This fund is aimed at helping smaller Congregational Federation churches to ‘have a go’ at something new. It is available through the Area Worker or directly through the Mission Development Officer. We believe that all churches should aim to make their mission and outreach as inclusive as possible, and we are keen to hear from churches that are looking to make this more achievable.

The grant

The grant will be up to a maximum of £400. There is an additional £200 available for churches that need to buy special equipment to make their project more inclusive, such as a loop system, signing support, large print books.  A church can only apply once in a year.  Grants dependent on funding available in any given year and any other grants already received.

Criteria for application

  • The planned work must be part of the churches mission and outreach plan.
  • The application should be for a one off piece of work, aimed at leading to further development.
  • The church should be trying something new or significantly improving an existing project.  
  • All churches should have an up to date Safeguarding Certificate from the Congregational Federation.

Applications can be made at any time. Download application form. For more information, contact Church Support Department.