More than £127,000 goes to 69 good causes in August

Allchurches Trust has just given out its latest batch of small grants, with 69 good causes benefiting from a share of £127,275.

The grants range from £500 to £5000 and are distributed throughout the UK and Ireland each month to successful applicants. In August, the money has gone to a wide range of projects, such as those helping end food poverty, modernising community buildings and providing learning materials for schools.

Among the recipients of this month’s grants is St Peter and St Paul's Church in Appleford, Oxfordshire. It will be using the funds to install a new sound system, helping older members of the congregation to better hear the services.

Wellsprings Chapel in Taunton, Somerset, will be using its grant to create a new entrance and café. This development will become a key point of contact for those in need and enable the chapel to accommodate for an increasing number of vulnerable adults whilst creating a hub to increase social interaction.

St Peter's Church in Brighton is undertaking a similar project with an upgrade to its kitchen. The project will enable them to run a Catering Employment Pathways enterprise in partnership with Friends’ First, offering homeless people the opportunity to develop their employability and work skills in a ‘real’ work environment.

The ViewCare Project in Scotland offers support and advice to people in debt and will be using its grant to improve its facilities. A building extension project will replace an inadequate meeting room and upgrade their limited storage space, enabling them to advise more people struggling with financial issues.

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.