Grants Awarded 2016/17

This is the full list of grants awarded in 2016/17 in alphabetical order.

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Ammerdown Project

Following the Brexit vote, the Methodist Conference passed a resolution stating that ‘racism is a denial of the gospel and to stay silent when others are abused is to collude with those who seek to promote hatred and division’. The Methodist people are called to challenge racism and discrimination and this call is at the heart of the Ammerdown Project.  The project sets out to challenge religious stereotypes and to break down the subsequent barriers through education, mutual understanding and projects that result in social cohesion.

 

The overall aim of this project is to influence government policy by developing a best practice template for successful interfaith projects which can be replicated and developed throughout the UK, with government support. This will be achieved by first identifying local, grassroots projects that have been tried and tested in the Bristol District and have made a significant impact in challenging racism and discrimination. Second, by networking with national ecumenical and interfaith partners’ projects throughout the UK, including those operating in the Methodist Districts of Birmingham, West Yorkshire and London, to identify further potential projects and then trial and develop the same at the local Bristol level. On an annual basis, recommendations will be made to the Home Office, in the hope of influencing government policy. The same recommendations will be shared with the Methodist Connexion at District level and contribute to the Methodist Church’s understanding of crucial, interfaith issues.

 

The Ammerdown Centre, set up with a special focus on interfaith dialogue, peace and reconciliation, offers the Ammerdown Project inclusive hospitality and the base from which to develop the project. The City of Bristol, a City of Sanctuary, is actively engaged in interfaith dialogue and dynamically supports the migrant population through faith based and secular organisations. Thus, Bristol offers the opportunity to explore best practice in a city that is facing racism and discrimination on a daily basis. The fund will provide part of the salary for the Project Coordinator, as well as travelling and communication expenses.

 Grant awarded: £30,000

 

A Place to Live, Methodist Action (North West) Ltd

Methodist Action is an award winning charity created in 2010. The Charity continues the social action work with the homeless in Preston begun in 1978 through the congregation of Central Methodist Church. Our work currently covers the areas of Preston, South Ribble, Lancaster, Morecambe & Blackpool - all located in the Methodist Lancashire District. The Charity has a clear focus on its core services to the homeless.

In our plan, the Charity is linking and addressing four themes of local need:
• Empty homes: 149,946 homes are empty in the North West
• Homelessness: £1 billion is the estimated cost of homelessness nationally
• Affordable Homes: 26,161 people are waiting for council/social housing in Lancashire District
• Multiple Disadvantage: 5,000,000 people suffer from multiple disadvantages nationally.

One key element of our growth plan is to increase our available homes from 170 to over 400 - expanding into other geographic areas of need in the District; at least 50% of these homes will have been former empty properties; this will enable us to develop opportunities for training in the renovation of those homes. In order to achieve our ambitious social and business objectives we need to build capacity, and require a number of key new team members who will drive the growth of our property portfolio & support our tenants - a Property Development Manager; a Tenancy Liaison Officer & an Outreach Mentor

Grant awarded: £50,000

Birmingham District University Chaplaincy

Birmingham District University Chaplaincy 

This project continues successful coordination of chaplaincy across universities in Birmingham District,

Grant award £127,768

Bristol Methodist Centre

Bristol Methodist Centre

The Bristol Methodist Centre has been offering shelter, sanctuary and support to the homeless, vulnerable and excluded for almost 30 years, offering an open door to up to 100 people every day. Following a strategic review in 2014, it was however decided that the premises were no longer fit for purpose and a move to somewhere more suitable was necessary. With 50% more floor space internally, a large garden and patio area, the recently closed Lawrence Hill Methodist Church in Lincoln Street, Lawrence Hill presented the ideal solution and in November 2015, following an extensive refurbishment programme, and funded through Circuit and charitable trusts, the Centre opened to guests.

Based in one of the most deprived wards in the south west of England, Lincoln Street will allow the Bristol Methodist Centre to continue its mission, offering a number of support services as well as creating a community within which guests feel welcome, safe and valued as individual members. The Centre provides a prayer and quiet space and specifically provides the opportunity for any staff and guests to share in organised or personal prayers. The BMC sees up to 100 people per day during the week. Numbers are steadily increasing as is the variety of needs presented. 

Grant award £50,000

 

Cameroonian Community Christian Fellowship

Birmingham District is applying for a Connexional grant towards the cost of a Pastor/Co-ordinator for the Cameroonian Christian Community Fellowship. The Cameroonian population in the UK is above 5000. Currently there is no-one appointed to provide pastoral or spiritual care for them. The aim of the Fellowship is to encourage integration into the Methodist Church.

Grant awarded: £93,335

Chaplain for Zimbabwean Methodist Fellowship

Chaplain for Zimbabwean Methodist Fellowship

The Methodist Church Zimbabwe Fellowship (MCZF) UK needs the grant in order to fulfil its mission of serving members of the Methodist Church who are of Zimbabwean origin by ensuring that platforms are created to encourage these members to integrate in the MCB and to actively participate in the life of the Church. Please contact the Fellowship or the Grants Team if you are looking for increased integration between members of the Zimbabwean Fellowship and the Methodist Church.

Grant award £72,500

Chaplaincy to New Housing Developments

Chaplaincy to New Housing Developments in Wantage and Abingdon Circuit

Our chaplaincy-based proposal is grounded on our aspiration to have a visible Christian presence in our new housing areas. Although some people moving into these areas will have church allegiances the great majority will have no church allegiance. Many will be unchurched, with no link to the Christian story or acquaintance with religious concepts or language. Such people are unlikely to attend an event or go into a building to take part in activities which make them feel lost, vulnerable or hostile, and which do not speak to them. Responding to such situations requires a ministry which seeks to join people where they meet in their ordinary everyday lives, with their consent, listening non-judgmentally, desiring only to serve, without preaching or pressure of any kind.

Grant award £30,000

Christians Against Poverty Debt Centre

Christians Against Poverty Debt Centre - Welwyn Garden City and Hatfield, Panshanger Church

This project will employ an additional member of staff so that the centre can operate more effectively and reach more people in the community who are struggling with unmanageable debt. As a Debt Centre linked with local churches, our own objective is to reach those in our community who are struggling with their finances and are unable to move forward on their own to be released from debt.  We go to them, open about the fact that it is through our faith that we are called to help, as we believe that God loves them, and wants them to be set free from all the anxiety that debt causes, and to be in a relationship with them.  We offer friendship and support alongside the financial expertise, and invite them to be a part of the church community and find out more about Christianity when they are ready.   

Since opening, we have worked with over 50 clients, and have seen 25 clients become debt free. We see a real need to continue our work - both in terms of the demand in the community, and the success rate of becoming debt free when working with CAP. One of our clients spent 8 years working with another debt reduction agency, with no success. Within 4 months of working with CAP, she was debt-free.

We are currently working with 16 clients to help them to become debt free - either through repayment, or insolvency, and there are 5 more waiting for their first appointment to start the process. In the next year, we expect between 20 and 30 new clients will start to work with us, and that a similar number of clients will become debt free during the year. 

Grant award £45,776

Church Liaison Officer, Saltbox

In 1983, five Methodist lay preachers from Stoke-on-Trent had a dream of setting up a local charity that would work ecumenically to support the work and mission of local churches and Christians working in different ministries. Since those early days, Saltbox has become an established part of the faith sector locally, regionally and nationally. In 2015, Saltbox took a step of faith to employ a Church Liaison Officer to develop this spiritual engagement and support. Until now, this post has been funded out of reserves but, having established the continuing need for such a collaborative role. Saltbox is seeking grant funding in order to support the Church Liaison Officer project, enabling us to continue carrying out the spiritual engagement work which is so valued and highly regarded both locally and nationally, alike.

Grant awarded: £91,182

Circuit Pioneer Connexion Missioner, Meon Valley Methodist Circuit

In the last four years we have developed a fresh expression of mission at the local Summer music festival 'The Wickham Festival'. We have called it 'Elemental' and it takes the form of a tent, offering a place to chill out, do crafts, have refreshments and provide open Christian spirituality, basically, 'what we do inside, outside' with the festival-goers. Festival-goers include people influenced by secularism, new age and paganism, we include all.

The grant will fund a Circuit Pioneer Connexion Missioner who will:

• Work with Circuit Football Teams and Friday Football Club
• Collaborate with the team in enabling Elemental at the Wickham Festival.
• Sharing with the pastoral work so that the missional concept of Elemental can be developed to benefit the Connexion and help circuits provide a missional presence at festivals.
• Help enable the circuit in outreach and mission projects and visit the new local housing.

Meon Valley Circuit

Grant awarded: £125,000

Community Outreach Worker, Cleveland and Danby Circuit

The Circuit will appoint a Lay Employee to work specifically within the Redcar and East Cleveland Sections. The worker will develop the potential missional opportunities that these sections of the Cleveland and Danby Section afford and will involve:

• Schools Work
• Work with Families and Young People
• The development of a missional response to Asylum Seekers and refugees
• Community development
• A coordinating role within these missional opportunities
• The possible development of missional communities/hubs

Cleveland and Danby Circuit

Grant awarded: £24,792

Derbyshire Agricultural Chaplaincy

A joint project between:

  • Rural Action Derbyshire
  • Sheffield District
  • Nottingham and Derby District

The Connexional grant will:

1) Establish an ecumenical team and build resilience into the project to individual changes.
2) Assist the chaplain to better respond to the diverse needs across the farming community.
3) Sustain and continue recent growth while placing the chaplaincy on a firmer financial footing.
4) Support the project to implement the AC strategy and activity plan.
5) Support volunteer expenses to conduct the work of the chaplaincy.
6) Pay for the management and governance of the project through Rural Action Derbyshire.

Derbyshire Rural Chaplaincy

Grant awarded: £144,263

Ending the Misuse of the Blasphemy Law, CLAAS-UK

CLAAS aims to stop the ongoing misuse of the blasphemy law, demand changes in the blasphemy law and ultimately to see the repeal of the blasphemy law which is used to persecute the Christian minority in Pakistan.

To raise awareness about Christians' suffering we will use Christian and possibly secular media in the UK, organise meetings with UK government officials, create alliances with churches and other organisations in the UK, contact Christian and other politicians who believe in equality, promote human rights, condemn discrimination and persecution in the name of religion, believe in democracy and can join our forces against the controversial blasphemy law which not only incites religious violence but is contrary to international law.

Grant awarded: £15,000

Fund for Human Need

FHN is seeking to develop its capacity for giving grants to needy individuals. The grant will pay for administrative support for those who sift the applications, prepare payments and distribute them. It will also support FHN through the services of a marketing/fundraising specialist and establish a stock of resources.

Fund for Human Need

Grant awarded: £78,500

Heritage Open Doors

Heritage Open Doors - Oxford

This Heritage and Mission Development Officer will help the congregation plan and implement a new strand of mission based on the heritage of Methodism in Oxford. Project activities are likely to cover the following:  

  • engage the congregation (building on the experience of a new musical written by one of our young members, on the life of John and Charles Wesley, to be performed in Feb 2017);
  • recruit and train volunteers, from the congregation and circuit and perhaps wider, to provide an informed and sympathetic welcome to visitors and to users of our premises;
  • research the Methodist heritage in Oxford;
  • provide a series of displays in a new atrium, and audio guides for use in the sanctuary, showing our heritage and how it links to mission;
  • produce events targeted at attracting Methodists from outside Oxford, including organised groups from overseas;
  • use our heritage engagement to stimulate the current membership to reflect on Methodism in Oxford, and thereby using that to change or confirm what we do.
  • reinforce and build partnerships with institutions in Oxford to attract general tourists, and with Methodist institutions in the District and nationwide to attract Methodist visitors.
  • encourage a world-wide appreciation of Methodism by a web presence tailored to the needs of a global audience.

Grant award £99,000

Lozells Methodist Community Centre, Birmingham Methodist Circuit

The grant is to support and develop the provision of Benefit Advice at a Community Resource Centre in the Circuit. Lozells Community Resource Centre has been granted 5 years funding (total £50,000) by MAP 2015 - 2020. On receiving that funding to support the general work of the Centre we were told that we could apply as well for funding for a specific Project within the Centre. In November 2015 several things happened. First, we were approached by an organisation in Birmingham who were running out of funds to see if we would be able to use and pay for the Benefit Advisor they used for 1 day a week. Second, an organisation which provided benefit advice in Lozells had lost their funding and had recently closed. Third, we were engaging with an increasing number of people through our weekly Job Club and through enquiries at our Reception from people who needed Benefit Advice and we had now nowhere in the locality to signpost them to. We were also aware that people found it difficult to go from one place to another and have trust in 'authority' figures.

In December 2015 we decided to invite the Benefit Advisor to come on a Tuesday and work alongside the Job Club. By Spring 2016 he was starting to come in on a Wednesday as well because of the number of people who needed his support and advice. He was also accompanying them to Tribunals etc. We recognised then that part of his role could be to help to train a member of staff and job club volunteers so that they could help with his workload under his supervision. We were able to get 6 months of grant funding from Near Neighbours to contribute towards an increased fee and additional time so that he could also do that training. This has been from September 2016 until the end of February 2017.

Grant awarded £32,297

Ministry at Work

Ministry at Work, Staffordshire

Ministry at Work is an ecumenical charity involved in mission to the business community. Founded in 2012 by Mo Trudel, the principal geographical focus, to date, has been Staffordshire with a clear emphasis on the Potteries/North Staffs conurbation. Ministry at Work believes that there is a call from God to respond to the needs of individuals in business, especially where those are not being met through established church structures.

The work environment occupies a large proportion of many people's lives and we believe there is a huge opportunity for God's blessing to be released in this arena. This is complementary to existing church networks. At a strategic level faith has a much bigger role to play and at personal levels the journey taken by those through their working lives deserves support, time, care and individual attention. We offer one to one support for individuals - this takes the form of Chaplaincy, listening and journeying with an individual meeting them at their point of need. Sometimes it takes the form more in line with Spiritual Companionship where an individual wants more faith based discussions, and often it is a mix of the two. The Christians who are linked to M@W naturally form a support network to those they work with, overall we plan to build on:

  • Christian principles of behaviour at work (employers treating employees well for example)
  • Speaking at secular conferences where an ethical voice needs to be heard in civic society
  • Being a Christian presence at, inter alia, Chambers of Commerce, Rotary, multi faith organisations and social justice movements where the business community has a responsibility to make an ethical voice heard.

Grant award £75,000

Newcastle International Airport Chaplain, Newcastle upon Tyne District

Over several years the previous two chaplains established a presence within the airport and built firm foundations for the work. At one time there was a small team of volunteer chaplains which, for various reasons, no longer exists. The previous chaplain worked with one volunteer, who has now retired, and we feel that the time is right, with the appointment of a new chaplain to once again explore the expansion of the work through the recruitment of a small team of volunteers. Both the airport and the volume of business have expanded, there is a very real terror threat requiring emergency response training and coordination with local clergy so the opportunities certainly exist to expand the chaplaincy work.

Newcastle District

Grant awarded: £25,000 (repeat funding)

One Opportunity (formerly MicroYPS), York and Hull District

This project was conceived following the disappointment of not being selected as a host district for a One Programme Participant. The aim was to scale down the opportunities to enable many young people, and many circuits, to engage with the basic ideas of the OPP. Each young person develops a project within their local context and is paid a salary for 3 hours per week. Alongside this activity, support, encouragement and personal development are offered in the form of project enablers, mentors, and three fully funded residential weekends over the year. From its conception in 2012, the scheme has developed with over 47 young people, 20 churches from 9 circuits taking part over the last five years.

York and Hull District

Grant awarded: £106,300

Peak Park Rural Development Enabler, Sheffield District

The post of PPRDE was created to address the issues mentioned above. The inception of the post saw a consultative approach to refocusing the use of buildings and the potential for church/community re-engagement. After two years, a realisation that the post was not effective in its current form called for a review of the situation. The review found that whilst the need for the post was evident, there was also a need for the post to be less consultative and more engaged. In the light of this the post was re-constructed, and a more relational aspect given to the role. Having established a model that works well within the National Park context, the current position would benefit from more time to build current developments to a sustainable level, enable further developments across the three districts and share the story and experience on a national level. The post has also identified the opportunity for ecumenical development; ecumenical partners are keen to engage in conversation to explore ways of supporting the implementation of a sustainable Christian presence within the Peak Park.

The three districts that have supported this project from the outset are clear that it needs at least another five years for the work to be firmly embedded and new possibilities to become real for the communities and churches of the Peak Park. All three districts are committed to part funding the post until 2023 and invite the Connexional grants committee to add their support to this exciting and innovative piece of work in the eight core circuits, developing a model of contextual mission in rural areas.

Peak Park Rural Development Enabler

Grant awarded: £80,000

SCM Connect

SCM Connect

The SCM Connect project aims to support young adults to grow in faith and discipleship during the critical transition from further education to university. The project will connect them to student groups, churches and chaplaincy communities in their university town or city and to a national community of Christian students through regional and national events, and online engagement. It is a response to the decline in student-led groups on campus and a decline in student church attendance - research has shown that a majority of Christian students are not part of communities like churches or student societies at university, and much of the current provision neglects the rich diversity of the Christian faith held by a significant number of young people in Britain today.

The focus of the project over the next three years will be on expanding a directory to cover every university area, supporting virtual and face-to-face communities in each location and running national youth outreach activities. To do this, we plan to employ a new full-time national project worker based in Birmingham to coordinate the project. Local Methodist churches and university chaplaincies will be vital partners in supporting students coming to universities in the next three years. 

Grant award £38,025 

South Lakes Circuit Chaplaincy to Tourism

The aims of our Project are to:

i) engage with those working in and using the Tourism Industry in the heart of the English Lake District
ii) combine with churches of other denominations in that area in revealing our oneness in spirit and in mission
iii) encourage the people of the local churches in their faith, mission and abilities

We shall do this by the stationing of a Deacon to give pastoral care to the local Methodist congregations at the same time as initiating and developing the project work among churches in the area of whatever denomination as part of the Cumbria-wide God For All work.

South Lakes Circuit

Grant awarded: £40,000

Stamford Methodist Youth Outreach Worker

Stamford Methodist Youth Outreach Worker

We want to continue and expand the already established chaplaincy at Stamford 6th Form College.  This work was begun in 2011 when the Circuit first appointed a Youth Outreach Worker (YOW), and runs alongside work in a number of primary and secondary schools that feed pupils into the College along with young people from the South Lincs area and also parts of Cambridgeshire and Rutland. 

College Chaplaincy began in a small way in partnership with the Salvation Army in Stamford.  This specific partnership has now ended.  The College has, however, asked for our YOW to be responsible for Chaplaincy across the College, expanding the service to offer 5-day contact throughout the school year. In addition to providing Chaplaincy contact, pastoral care and support to individual students and staff, the YOW offers services to mark seasonal events such as Christmas, Easter and Remembrance Day as well as elective sessions and welcome packs for new students.  Of special importance is the ability of the YOW to respond very quickly to a situation of pastoral need as when a student recently lost his father.  The YOW provided immediate support and ongoing pastoral care enabling the student to resume his studies in a relatively short space of time.

Grant award £55,000

Tendring Methodist Circuit, Reaching out to the Clacton Community

Trinity Church Clacton recognised the need in the community when vulnerable and homeless people started entering when the church was open, seeking warmth, food and drink. Then when the local Grub Club, affiliated to FoodCycle, asked to use premises, the Church responded to these needs. Seeing the increasing social need the Circuit appointed a Deacon to help with this work and also serve young families in a needy area. The Deacon has developed the work to include Tea and Toast and counselling, along with spiritual guidance. During the five years finishing in August 2018 we have employed this Deacon entirely from our own funds to enable us to develop the work and premises to serve the needs of among others the homeless and vulnerable. The grant will fund a Mission manager to run the day Centre and co-ordinate the work among the various agencies, and to foster relationships with other organisations using the church space.

Tendring Methodist Circuit

Grant awarded: £50,000

The Hope Journey, The Wirral Circuit

The Hope Journey is a project which seeks to support churches in building a working relationship with their local schools. Each journey is aimed at a specific year group and covers relevant areas enabling the schools to fulfil an aspect of their SACRE-agreed religious education syllabus by bringing the children into the church to work with church members. There is at least one Hope Journey for each year of primary school. For example Year 2 are invited at Christmas to 'Meet the Characters of thje Nativity' which not only enables pupils to engage with the 'Christian Christmas story', but also address their 'Celebration' topic , engage within the local community inter-generationally and in a 'Church setting'.

Appointment of an additional Circuit Children and Schools Worker funded by a connexional grant will increase the capacity of the Circuit team to respond to the increasing number of requests from churches within the Wirral Circuit, across the Liverpool District, The Chester & Stoke District and beyond to introduce, train, run, support and develop it. This post will also increase the capacity of the team to explore the opportunities which the Hope Journey opens up to develop new family and children's work within churches which use it. Beyond this, we have observed developing discipleship and fellowship opportunities amongst the growing number of volunteers who work within Hope Journey in the churches.

Wirral Circuit

Grant awarded: £114,600

Welcome Churches, Upbeat Communities

Upbeat Communities was established by Community Church Derby to welcome and support refugees and asylum seekers, with the aim of 'helping strangers become neighbours' locally in Derby. We are now looking to use the knowledge and expertise that we have developed locally to help other church communities to do likewise. Since September 2015, we have been replicating our 'Welcome Boxes' project with the help of the Cinnamon Network; training other churches to visit newly arrived families and individuals and welcome them by providing a box of small gifts and signposting them to the services they need. We are now looking to broaden the remit of Welcome Boxes in order to provide greater depth of support to churches. By becoming Welcome Churches, we hope to be able to help churches offer support to refugees at different stages of the asylum process, and through the different avenues that they may arrive in the UK. We are seeking funding for the Welcome Churches National Development Coordinator in order to develop the support and training on offer for churches wishing to partner with us. This will mean that more churches are inspired and trained to welcome refugees in their communities, giving the UK Church a stronger voice in the current refugee crisis. We are particularly keen to work closely with Methodist Churches in order to see our national vision become a reality, as we have already built relationships with some Methodist churches (In particular, Central Methodist Hall, Westminster) and recognise the key place that they have in local communities.

Grant awarded: £25,000

Women Breaking Free, Touchstone, Bradford

Women Breaking Free, Touchstone, Bradford

Women Breaking free is a project to support and empower adult women survivors of childhood sexual abuse.  It is unique in offering both dedicated one to one counselling plus the opportunity to explore spirituality and creativity in a safe environment of acceptance. Women Breaking Free provides a high quality, integrated counselling with person-centred principles, which is particularly aware of clients with dissociation following trauma.  Alongside this one to one opportunity to speak in confidence; retreat days offer the possibility to explore creativity and spirituality, creative writing and prayer where appropriate. Women Breaking Free offers affordable and high quality service to survivors who may experience Church and God in very different ways; frightening or supportive, the place of abuse or a place of sanctuary.  The grant will provide a counselling service of 208 counselling hours per year in the first year and 416 from year 2 plus 3 retreat days per year totalling 21 hours.  It is a response to the Past Cases Review priority on addressing survivor needs of an excellent service for sustained and continuing support as survivors move through trauma to personal flourishing.

Grant award £136,446

World without Caste Discrimination, Dalit Solidarity Network UK

The Dalit community in the UK, India and a range of other countries are arguably the most discriminated communities in today's world. With the tribal peoples of India, and Dalits in surroundings countries and the diaspora - including Britain - they number up to 300 million. In the UK, the 'untouchability mindset' persists in the form of direct and indirect discrimination. 

The grant will help to deliver a highly ambitious project. An estimated 150,000 to 500,000 Dalits living in the UK lack the legal protection against direct and indirect forms of discrimination based on their inherited caste. Discrimination takes the legal form of bullying and harassment in the workplace, lack - or denial - of promotional opportunities as well as a denial of the provision of goods and services. Until caste is recognised as a form of discrimination in the UK, there is no recourse to justice for Dalit communities and their right to equality and dignity is denied. The project is an ongoing campaign against injustice and abuse of Dalits' human rights in the UK. This grant will enable DSN-UK to dedicate its expertise and resources to lobby the government in adopting the legislation outlawing caste-based discrimination and offering legal protection for Dalit communities in the UK.

Dalit Solidarity Network

Grant awarded: £60,000

Youth Ministry meets Interfaith Engagement, The Feast

The Feast will partner with Methodist churches and organisations in four Districts or Circuits, over the next two years, to invest in their youth work leaders and young people, using the context of engagement with peers and neighbours of other faiths and cultures. Methodist partners will receive from The Feast a bespoke and flexible package of support and resources to develop their local youth ministry, and specifically in interfaith youth encounters. These packages may include funding, mentoring, training, resources, a welcome into The Feast's diverse team of youth workers, and could be delivered using staff or volunteers. The partnership will aim to nurture the professional and spiritual growth of Christian youth workers, the discipleship of Christian youth, the witness of the Christian message outside the local church, and the development of more cohesive and vibrant communities.

Grant awarded: £100,000

Table of Property Projects

Property Projects

 

Project Name

District

Award

1

Marlborough Rd St Albans

Beds, Essex, Herts

£20,000

2

Hall Green United Community Church

Birmingham

£150,000

3

Four Oaks Methodist Church

Birmingham

£80,000

4

Elworth

Chester and Stoke

£15,000

5

Winterley Methodist Church

Chester and Stoke

£25,000

6

Hasland Church

Chesterfield

£26,000

7

Keswick Methodist Church

Cumbria

£40,000

8

Middleton in Teesdale

Darlington

£50,000

9

Histon Methodist Church

East Anglia

£70,000

10

Swaffham Methodist Church 

East Anglia 

£80,000

11

Trinity URC & Great Harwood MC

Lancashire

£200,000

12

Hollingworth Methodist   Church

Manchester & Stockport

£5,000

13

Brunswick Methodist Church

Newcastle

£48,090

14

Wesley Memorial Methodist Church

Northampton

£180,000

15

Bingham Rd, Cotgrave

Notts & Derby

£100,000

16

Perth Methodist Church

Scotland

£50,000

17

The King's Cross Church

Sheffield

£50,000

18

Hillsborough Trinity Methodist Church

Sheffield 

£125,000

19

Gravesend Methodist Church

South East

£100,000

20

Wimborne Methodist Church

Southampton

£15,000

21

Freshwater Methodist Church

Southampton District

£70,000

22

Main Street, Malham

W Yorkshire

£70,000

23

Westgate, Baildon, Shipley

W Yorkshire

£150,000

24

Hanging Heaton

West Yorkshire

£50,000

25

St Lawrence's Church - Eldwick

West Yorkshire

£80,000

26

Albrighton Methodist Church

Wolverhampton & Shrewsbury 

£46,000

27

Middle Street, Driffield

York & Hull

£200,000

28

Bethel Methodist Church 

York and Hull 

£16,000

29

Hedon Methodist Church

York and Hull 

£15,000

30

Haxby and Wigginton MC

York and Hull 

£100,000

31

Acomb Methodist Church

York and Hull 

£100,000

 

 

 Total

£2,326,090

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