Growing Lives - forging lasting links with families and young people

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Having already awarded £1.97 million to equip and empower 200 churches and Christian charities to engage more young people more regularly, our Growing Lives grants programme will close on 12pm Friday, October 30. Until that time, you can apply for a grant under the programme here.

Grants of up to £25,000 are available to churches and Christian charities, and the amount you receive will depend upon the cost of your project and the level of need in your community, ranging from 10% of project cost through to 80%. In contrast to our other open grant programmes, you can apply for funding under the Growing Lives programme even if you have received a grant from Allchurches Trust within the last two years (as long as the Growing Lives application is for a different project). Please note that schools are not eligible to apply for funding under this programme. Details of our other grants programmes are available on our what we fund and how to apply pages.

You can watch a video showing some of the projects we have supported here.

Before submitting an application, why not head to our Growing Lives advice and resources section? You may also find our new project planning, reporting and impact evaluation tools useful in the advice and resources hub. It’s also worth reading our Growing Lives research in the downloads section on the right of this page, which features youth work case studies from churches from a range of settings sharing their learnings and experiences – both good and bad!

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Our Growing Lives programme will help fund equipment and structural changes to enable projects aimed at engaging 0 to 18-year-olds; whether that's soft play for toddlers, a £100,000 project to convert a building into a state-of-the-art youth centre or simply upgrading a kitchen or office space to help young people to develop their life-skills.

Unfortunately, we're unable to fund running costs, salaries or one-off events. To apply for a grant under the Growing Lives programme, you will need to complete this online application form. It is a good idea to have a read through the questions before registering to complete the online form to ensure you have all of the information required. You can read through the questions here.

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