Mission and Growth Fund
Following the success of its first year, the fund has been extended to support the local church in addressing the three priorities in the Diocesan Vision as set out by Bishop Robert, namely Growing in Prayer, Making new Disciples and Serving the People of Devon with Joy. Please see dates for 2017 below.
This Mission and Growth Fund is focussed on local initiatives which meet local needs in one or more of these three areas and helps the church to grow in its depth, strength, mission and service to the wider community. Applications can be made by Parishes, Mission Communities or Deaneries and provided that proposals meet this broad range of criteria there is no constraint to the applications which can be made.
For more information, please download the Guidance notes. DMGF Guidance Notes
All applications must be made on the standard DMGF Application Form.
Your archdeacon will be asked for his comments on the proposal and the decision will be made by a panel which comprises all three Bishops together with an invited member from each archdeaconry.
The closing date for the first round of applications is 23 May 2017 with decisions being made in the second week in July and the closing date for the second round is 24 October 2017 with decisions being made during the first week of December.
Grants from the fund are limited to a maximum of £25,000 but if you have project which would require more funding, please read the Guidance Notes to see how help may still be available.