New funding for church work with kids


Allchurches Trust has launched a new grants programme – Growing Lives – aimed at helping churches and Christian organisations throughout the UK and Ireland to connect with children and young people.

Grants of up to £25,000 are available, with the amount dependent on project cost and the level of need in the community, ranging from 10% of project cost through to 80%. Churches can apply for funding under this programme even if they have received a grant from Allchurches Trust within the last two years.

Allchurches Trust is looking to fund projects that will help young people to reach their potential, grow in faith and participate in their community. Grants will be available to fund changes to buildings and for new equipment, but will not normally support salaries or running costs. 

Download the Growing Lives flyer for more information.

Churches of all denominations and Christian organisations are running innovative, impactful projects throughout the UK that are helping young people to explore and grow in faith, get active, access training and work opportunities, develop life and leadership skills and feel less isolated. 

In April the Diocese of Chester organised an outdoor adventure day in partnership with the Oakhanger Project, a Christian based organisation providing a range of outdoor and adventure activities. On the day, 55 people came along to enjoy activities including canoeing, kayaking and games, as well as an adventure around the lake.  

To inspire young generations is one of the Diocese of Chester's priority areas. 

Jonathan Masters, Youth, Children and Families Missioner says: “The Diocese of Chester is passionate about creating church communities for all generations, accessible to all ages, and encouraging the wonderful sense of family which the Church has historically provided. We believe that the mission of God includes sharing the grace and love of God with all. The new grants programme from Allchurches Trust will help towards that aim and I would encourage all churches to consider applying."

For an informal chat or for advice on youth and children's ministry, contact Jonny Masters at Church House, Daresbury. 

There will be another outdoor adventure day in September 2019. Booking will open soon.

Page last updated: 23rd May 2019 7:19 AM