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Governance & Policy


Property Matters Newsletter

Property Matters

Property Matters (Previously Property Points) is a twice-yearly newsletter, from the Connexional Property Coordinator, published in Spring and Autumn.

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Methodist Insurance Newsletter


Dialogue is the twice-yearly newsletter from the Methodist Insurance company.

Download from the Methodist Insurance website.

Grant Making Bodies

Methodist Church Grants/Funding Support

  1. Local giving
  2. Model Trust
    See the report from Conference (PDF)
  3. District Advance Fund
    Applications must be received at least 4 weeks before next District Grants Committee meeting, using the Application Form
  4. Connexional Grants
    More information on the Connexional Website
  5. Fresh Expressions
    More information on the Connexional Website

National and Regional Funding:

More information will be posted when live grants are available

  1. Government Departments & Agencies
    Equality and Human Rights CommissionGrant programmes are offered from several of the main government departments (e.g. Health, Home Office, Education). When offered they will be specific and time limited but the criteria can sometimes be applied for by church groups.
  2. European Social FundEuropean Grants
    Often channeled through government departments such as Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), this is often social, European Social Fund (ESF), or European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)
    Link: ERDF
  3. Community FoundationRegional grants
    These are usually administrated by organizations such as Community Foundation
  4. National LotteryNational grants
    These range from large trusts to the National Lottery and Children in Need
    children in need

Useful Guides

  1. Needs Analysis checklist
    Needs Analysis Form (PDF)
  2. Typical template for a bid response
    Sample Bid Template (PDF)

District Advance Fund
District Advance Fund Policy (PDF)
District Grant Fund Application Form (Word Document)

Ecumenical Partnerships Funding

  1. Mustart Seed Grant part of Church Urban Fund, available to ecumenical schemes, awards of up to £5k for projects in total value do not exceed £15k
    Links: Church Urban Fund Website
  2. Church in Community Grant part of Church Urban Fund, available to ecumenical schemes
  3. National Church Trust
     Application details

Local Trusts

These are small private ranks mainly endowment generated, ranging from very small to large sums of money, sometimes quite targeted. There are many trusts that will specifically support Christian organizations, e.g. the Rank Foundation.

Rank Foundation