The Christian Projects grant programme supports projects that explicitly promote the Christian faith. The Henry Smith Charity values projects that explicitly set out to nurture and grow people’s journey in Christian faith and grow churches. Generally they support projects that come from a Church of England context or that are fully ecumenical.
The Charity prioritises projects that closely fit their four priorities:
- Priority 1: Meeting the spiritual needs of older people, including those with Alzheimer’s
- Priority 2: Meeting the spiritual needs of those with a learning disability and those who have cognitive impairments
- Priority 3: Reaching out to the unchurched – especially young people and young families – by nurturing their spiritual interest and well-being
- Priority 4: Projects which support and care for Anglican clergy at times of acute need
These priorities all have equal weighting, no one is more important than another. If you are considering applying, check that your project strongly fits one of these priorities. If your project fits more than one priority that’s OK too, but fitting multiple priorities isn’t a requirement.
If you are applying under Priority 3 – reaching out to the unchurched:
- HSC are looking for projects which are primarily and explicitly about promoting the Christian faith, that lead to tangible progress and growth in people’s faith journeys and that lead directly to church growth.
- HSC are not looking for projects motivated by Christian faith that are delivering social action, such as: general community outreach work, work focussed on reducing poverty and inequality or enhancing community cohesion.
Applicants can apply at anytime. Trustees meet three times a year to assess applications and you may have to wait up to five months for a decision.
For more information and how to apply please click here.
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