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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.

Download / subscribe to Property Matters.

Methodist Insurance Newsletter


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

Download from the Methodist Insurance website.

District Resourcing Mission Forum

PowerPoint Presentation

District Partnership Fund (DPF)

DPF Policy (PDF)

Information Leaflet is available in A4 and A5 formats:

A4 DPF Leaflet (PDF)

A5 DPF Leaflet (PDF)

Grant Making Bodies

Methodist Church Grants/Funding Support

  1. Local giving
  2. Model Trust
    See the report from Conference (PDF)
  3. District Advance Fund
    All DAF applications must be received by the following dates: 30 August; 30 November; 30 April.
    Lay Worker Application Form (Word Document)
    Projects from 1K -5K  Application Form (Word Document)
    Property Scheme Application Form (Word Document)
    Seed Funding Application Form (Word Document)
    Training Course Support Application Form (Word Document)
  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)
  3. District Advance Fund
    District Advance Fund guidance notes (PDF)

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