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Funds help Devon communities make a difference

Posted: 7th February, 2018

Over 20 community projects across our diocese received grants from the £250K Growth and Mission Fund established in 2015. The funds have helped Devon communities to reach out and serve their local area through work in schools, work with children with special needs, support for refugees, administrative support for churches and training for visitors to nursing homes.

Member of the fund scrutiny panel Annie Jefferies explained how the projects were approved. “A group of four people from each Archdeaconry assessed the applications on a twice yearly basis. The assessment criteria were underpinned by the diocesan priorities of growing in prayer, making new disciples and serving the people of Devon with joy.”

For details of the 22 projects see here.

Annie said: “This has been a wonderful initiative providing opportunities for churches to serve and care for more people in their communities.”

For the full story see this month’s magazine here.