So you're thinking about setting up a new project or developing your building but where will the money come from? The likely answer is that the funds will come from a variety of sources, Methodist or secular, local or national.
Locally your circuit might have money you can access for your church or you might be eligible to apply for a grant from the District Advance Fund (DAF) which supports personnel, property or projects in line with the priorities given in "Faithful and True".
The District Resourcing Mission Group (DRMG) meets twice a year to consider applications but the main meeting for dealing with applications is usually in early November with the deadline for applications in Mid October. You can find the guidance notes and various application forms here. Please note that the application form and all associated documents must be submitted by email. If this is difficult for you please ask your circuit administration for help.
In considering a grant application the DMRG look for evidence of comparative quotes or for a larger scheme competitive tendering. Please use the Connexional procurement procedure as follows:
The District also has an Emergency Welfare Fund allowing churches speedy access to small grants to help with social need in their community e.g. emergency funding for food in school holidays. The application form is available for you to download below.
Perhaps you are opening your church for a community "warm space" this winter and need a little help with the costs. Grants are available from the District Advanced and the application form can be found below listed as Warm spaces application form.
Top tips for raising support for your project:
For more details contact the District Grants Officer.
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