More than £100,000 goes to 69 good causes in July

Allchurches Trust has just given out its latest batch of small grants, with 69 good causes benefiting from a share of £105,625.

The grants range from £500 to £5000 and are distributed throughout the UK and Ireland each month to successful applicants, which include churches of all denominations and registered charities. In July, the money has gone to a wide range of projects, such as those tackling homelessness, improving disabled access and repairing community buildings.

Typically, a small grants application takes no longer than two months for a decision to be made, and, for many projects, can act as the first step on their fundraising journey.

Among the recipients of this month’s grants is Christ Church in Linthwaite, West Yorkshire, who plan to deliver high quality music workshops which will enrich the lives of local children after funding is raised to repair their building.

Savio House in Cheshire are using their grant of £1000 to redecorate the Grade II listed dormitories at their retreat centre, creating a better environment for the youth groups which frequently use the facility.

Central Methodist Church in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, have received a grant towards constructing a disabled access lift. This will allow less mobile members of their congregation to access their first floor sanctuary.

Paul Playford, Allchurches Trust Grants Officer, said: “We hope that these grants can be a much needed boost to organisations who are helping some of the most vulnerable people in their communities and give them confidence to continue the great work they do every day.”

If you are interested in applying for a grant, take a look at our What We Fund page to find out if you are eligible.