65 churches and Christian charities receive youth work funding boost
17 DEC 2019
Almost a million pounds has now been given to churches and Christian organisations all over the UK to help them connect with children and young people in their communities, with 65 projects set to benefit from the last round of Growing Lives grants.
Allchurches Trust launched its Growing Lives grants programme in May 2019 with the aim of making churches and Christian organisations feel better equipped, inspired and confident in supporting young people in their communities to reach their potential, spiritually, and in many other ways.
St Margaret’s Church in Aspley, Nottingham
St George’s Roman Catholic Cathedral
St George’s Roman Catholic Cathedral in Southwark, London
Oakworth Methodist Church
Oakworth Methodist Church in West Yorkshire will use its £10,000 Allchurches Trust grant to fund new staging, lighting and audio equipment. The church’s mission is based around providing drama and dance activities for children and young people of all abilities to develop life skills and confidence while opening up their lives to faith.
Mount Zion Baptist Church
A lively, growing church in the centre of Cardigan, West Wales – has seen a 50% increase in young people attending in the last three years. It will use its £9,500 grant to help fund a new, larger space for young people in the heart of the town.
Fellowship Afloat Charitable Trust (FACT)
Fellowship Afloat Charitable Trust (FACT) in Tollesbury, Essex will use its £10,900 towards purchasing a Gig – a boat which would take young people aged 11 to 14 out on adventures. The charity supports around 2000 young people each year, including those supported by substance abuse programmes and experiencing homelessness, refugee families, young carers and young people with physical and learning difficulties.