Each year, MWiB uses the interest from its Welfare Fund to make grants to local projects around the UK, fostering an active interest and involvement in social and community action. Funding is available for projects which meet a local social or community need, particularly within margnialised groups, and for individuals or groups seeking funding for imaginative new areas of work.
Grants were made to a variety of projects in 2017:
£629 was used to buy a gazebo and two insulated flasks for serving hot drinks to visitors to the local cemetery and crematorium on Mothering Sunday, Father’s Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Trebullet Methodist Church, Launceston, Cornwall:
The church’s catering service was awarded £72 to buy a new serving and clearing trolley.
Loughborough Methodist Church, Leicestershire:
£992 was granted to the church for the purchase of wheelchair evacuators, to enable safe emergency evacuation of disabled users.
Camborne Wesley Methodist Church, Cornwall:
The church runs a busy cafe and meals-on-wheels service, and a grant of £1,150 enabled them to install a new telephone system to improve communication with service users.
Truro Methodist Church, Cornwall:
£622 was given to the church to buy child-sized go-pak tables for use by toddler group, creche, Sunday School, and uniformed groups.
Trinity Methodist Church, East Durham:
A grant of £1,000 was given for the purchase of new toys and equipment for the church’s Parent and Child Play Scheme.
The deadline for 2018 SCA grants is February 2018, and you can download the 2018 form here.
MWiB also provides Empowerment Gifts, Enabling Grants, and small Discretionary Grants.
You can download details of other gifts and grants here.