Home Mission Grants
We love giving grants for mission! Mission is the heartbeat of the church.
All grant applications are carefully considered and are decided based on set criteria regarding the missional and practical outworking of the project.
The Association, in consultation with a wider Partnership made up of three other Associations, awards these grants.
It is advisable that anyone hoping to apply has an early consultation with the association.
For more information about Home Mission Grants or to discuss your mission and funding contact the office
The deadline for grant applications is in May every year, expect for the Mission Project Grants which are available all year round.
There are four types of grants available:
Mission through Ministry Grants
These grants are awarded to churches already engaging in the mission of God, to encourage and further equip them in reaching out to their local community. They are normally only paid to churches with Baptists Together accredited Ministers, who pay their Minister the Home Mission stipend (or appropriate proportion thereof). They are also available for ministers-in-training and recognized ministers from other denominations in Local Ecumenical Partnerships.
The grants are not awarded simply for a church to have a minister and a church must demonstrate its missional heart and intent. We normally expect a church to become self-sustaining within about 5 years of a grant being first awarded.
Special Ministry Grants
These grants are for those working in ministries in a context which is usually outside of a traditional church; these can include individuals involved in a special initiative or in a church planting (or replanting) situation.
Chaplaincy and Ecumenical Grants
Grants are available towards the cost of Educational or Industrial Chaplaincies and towards the costs of Ecumenical Officers. The amounts paid will depend on the circumstances and the process usually involves detailed consultation with other denominations.
Mission Projects Grants
Mission Project Grants of up to £1,500 enable Baptist Churches to respond to the mission needs of their community as part of their own ongoing work and ministry. These are one-off grants for new projects (or new initiatives within existing projects). The projects must benefit people from the community which the church is seeking to serve. Guidelines for these grants can be downloaded here and an application form can be downloaded here.