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Last updated 2nd September 2021

Financial Assistance Group (Parish Vision Fund)

The Diocesan Parish Vision Fund is available to provide funding to parishes seeking financial assistance for one of the four Vision 2026 priorities:

  • Making disciples of Jesus Christ
  • Being witnesses to Jesus Christ
  • Growing leaders for Jesus Christ
  • Inspiring Children and Young People

As well as applying for grants using the information and forms below, you may want to donate to the Parish Vision Fund, which you can do from this page here.

What you can apply for

Your application should show how your work will promote and resource one or more of the Vision priorites.  You can find more information about the next phase of the Vison Implementation Plan from 2021 to 2024 from our website here

Please note that funding is normally limited to a maximum of three years. If your project is expected to last for more than three years, we would expect you to explain how you will fund the work after our funding ceases. If the project is to end after three years, we would like you to explain how the work will come to an end, and what will happen to anyone employed. 


Application Process

Note: The amount of funding available has been reduced to 50% of the costs of a project, with a maximum grant of £20,000 and there is an updated form B and guidance notes below. 

Applications for assistance of less than £2,000 can be submitted at any time and will be considered by the Diocesan Secretary and the Archdeacons. 

Applications for grants over £2,000 are considered on a periodic basis as need final approval from Finance Committee and possibly directors so are tied to their meeting dates.  In 2021 the closing date for each round of applications for grants and loans of above £2,000 will be

  • Monday 5 July 2021 - 12noon
  • Thursday 16 September - 12noon

Dates for 2022 will be added in due course.

Please submit all applications to Mrs Kelly Quinn at Kelly.quinn@blackburn.anglican.org 


Information about other grants that may be of interest can be found here


 

 

 

 

Page last updated April 2021

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