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​Growth Fund

The Growth Fund exists to enable new initiatives in the Diocese of Guildford which further the Diocesan ​strategy of Transforming Church, Transforming Lives.

  • Fixed Grants and Small Grants (up to £500): Applications for fixed and small grants can be made at any time – there are no set application dates – and will be assessed within 3 weeks.
    • There are currently two eligible projects for fixed grant:

      1. Holiday Hunger

        Grants up to £150 to provide a Holiday Hunger Scheme for 5 or more days over the summer beak, providing a main meal for school aged pupils eligible for free school meals. Please complete the small grant application form.

      2. Card Readers

      A fixed grant to provide a card reader to allow for electronic donations. To be eligible parishes must meet connectivity criteria (Wi-Fi or3G+ mobile signal), please complete the fixed grant card reader application form.

       Fixed Grants are offered on a first come first served basis and will close for applications once the maximum amount has been awarded.

  • Medium Grants (up to £7,000 in one year or up to £10,000 over 3 years)
  • Large Grants (over £7,000 in one year or over £10,000 over 3 years)

 To see details of who can apply, what projects we will fund and how to apply see our guidance notes below.  

Application Forms


 If you have any questions please contact:
Lorraine Faires Lorraine Faires

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“The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in his field;

it is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it has grown it is the greatest of shrubs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches.”

Matthew 13:31

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