Methodist Action on Poverty and Justice
Methodist Action on Poverty and Justice MAPJ (SO1004) exists to promote the work of the Methodist Church in support of people affected by poverty and disadvantage.
A review of the MAPJ programme was presented to the Methodist Conference in 2016: Mission Alongside the Poor in the 21st Century and further information about the programme can be found in the report.
Additional eligibility criteria for MAPJ grants (remember that all applications must also fulfil the General eligibility criteria)
- Applications may be submitted by circuits or districts for up to 50% of the total project costs (individual churches must submit via their circuit).
- The minimum grant is £10,000 and the award will not normally be more than £50,000 (although there is no maximum).
- There must be evidence of material poverty, whether in a rural or urban area.
- There must be a commitment to work alongside those in need, the vulnerable and disadvantaged.
- The project must be born out of a response to a local point of need, as part of God's mission to build love and better opportunities.