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:
- Holiday Hunger
Grants up to £150 to provide a Holiday Hunger Scheme for 5 or more days over the summer break, providing a main meal for school aged pupils eligible for free school meals. Please complete the small grant application form.
- 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.
If you have any questions please contact: