Information and application forms for Social and Community Action Grants, Enabling Grants, Discretionary Grants, and Social Support Gifts. (N.B. for Empowerment Gift information and application form, please follow this link)
Social and Community Action Grants
MWiB uses the interest from its Welfare Fund to make grants for local projects around the UK. The aim is to foster active interest and involvement in social and community action, and to encourage new projects that fulfil a local community need. Applications should be made through your district Forum Rep, for projects which meet the criteria as set out on the application form, downloadable here.
Please note that applications where all the sections have been completed are more likely to be successful. To help you provide a successful grant form our Finance Task Group have provided a sample which you can download here.
Enabling Grants are available to open opportunities which will empower women and girls to develop their Christian ministry in a practical way at home or abroad. The grant is a one-off contribution in part funding towards the cost. It is assumed that there will be either some self-funding from the applicant, or other contributions from elsewhere to fund the full cost. Further information and specific criteria can be found on the application form, downloadable here.
Discretionary Grants can offer funding (up to £1,000 on a matched funding basis) to women involved in the Methodist Church, to help cover the costs of training, to fund a new project,or to purchase resources for ongoing work. Further information and specific criteria can be found on the application form, downloadable here.
Social Support Gifts
£5,000 has been set aside in 2021 to support initiatives working with women in the UK. (NB We cannot fund building projects.) Suggestions for recipients of this new initiative are welcomed from Forum members, and should be in accordance with the aims and objectives of MWiB:
~ The advancement of the Christian faith – seeking “to know Christ and make him known”.
~ To develop the capacity and skills of women members of the Methodist Church, to enable them
to participate fully in the life of the church and in society.
~ To combat injustice and poverty in local communities.
Applications will be considered by the Finance Task Group and approved by the MWiB Forum at its September meeting.
If you have any queries about gifts or grants, please contact our Finance Officer by email: email@example.com
or by telephone: 0300 030 9873 (leave a message, and we will return your call as soon as possible).