FUNDING: The Church and Community Fund
Anglican churches that serve their local communities and want to engage more effectively with local people can apply to the Church and Community Fund for funding of between £10,000 and £20,000. Two new themes were introduced this year: Church projects that significantly engage with neighbourhood renewal (such as employment skills, debt advice, education provision and many others) and church community projects that start new church congregations or grow existing ones. Funding can be used for salaries and sometimes buildings. Priority will be given to churches in the top 50% most deprived wards. The next deadline is 30 June.