Celebrating Together Grants!

Celebrating Together Grants!

It's been lovely to celebrate with 3 excellent groups in the Black Country over the last month, as they have been successful in securing vital funding to start new initiatives. These range for help people living with mental health conditions, to newly arrived asylum seekers and ex-offenders who would benefit from professional counselling. It's great to see their hard work and planning come to fruition - I love my job!

These were Together Grants from the Church Urban Fund. Together Grants help to provide small grants of up to £5,000 for faith based organisations to engage in social action, by supporting them to initiate or develop community work.

The programme has the following criteria:

  • Tackling poverty: The activity must be directly tackling poverty. We favour activities that are working directly with people in need.
  • Faith basis: The lead applicant should have a faith basis.
  • Working in partnership: Applicants need to be working in partnership with at least one other organisation. This partnering organisation does not need to be faith based. 
  • Local community focus: The activity needs to be based in the local community and to have local community involvement in identifying needs, initiating responses and running the project.

For more information visit http://www.cuf.org.uk/how-we-help/cuf-funding

Author: James Henderson

Date: 14 May 2015

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