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District Advance Fund

Purpose of the DAF

To award grants out of capital or income for the support of personnel serving in the District or any of its Circuits, for Property Schemes approved under SO 930 and where applicable SO 931 and for ecumenical work SO 963
 

Criteria

(a) The District Grants Committee’s response to applications will reflect the District Mission Policy. In short, this Policy  upholds the Connexional Policy as set out in ‘Our Calling’  and pledges, in partnership with others, to proclaim and affirm God’s love in Christ for all and to renew  confidence in God’s presence and action in the world and in the Church by:

  • Underpinning everything that we do in God centred worship and prayer
  • By supporting community development & action for justice among the deprived & poor
  • By  developing confidence in evangelism & the capacity to speak of God & faith in ways that make sense to all involved
  • By nurturing a culture in the Church which is people centred & flexible
  • By encouraging fresh ways of being Church
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(b)  In applying this Policy, priority will be given to:

  • Imaginative promotion of growth and mission rather than maintaining the status quo or containing decline.
  • Getting in touch with the unchurched as we offer fellowship and service and an invitation to discipleship
  • Encouraging partnerships, particularly ecumenically, to develop the work and to share funding.
  • Extra support where full use of Church, Circuit and other funding is already being made
  • Projects where there is a plan to continue independently after the DAF grant ends.

 Grants will not normally be awarded for general circuit funds or routine maintenance of buildings. 

District Advance Fund application packs

Application Forms

All applications need to be in line with the District Policy statements. The current Policy Statement can be downloaded here.

 

District Advance Fund application packs

Church Building

Grants for Property from the District Advance Fund – Notes for Guidance

Application for a Grant from the District Advance Fund-Form N

District Advance Fund grant application - supplementary form P

District Advance Fund grant application - supplementary form Q

District Advance Fund grant application - supplementary form R

Church People

Grants from the District Advance Fund for Personnel & Ecumenical Schemes – Notes for Guidance

Application for a Grant from the District Advance Fund-Form N

District Advance Fund grant application - supplementary form P

District Advance Fund grant application - supplementary form Q

District Advance Fund grant application - supplementary form S

Circuit Building

Grants for Property from the District Advance Fund – Notes for Guidance

Application for a Grant from the District Advance Fund-Form N

District Advance Fund grant application - supplementary form P

District Advance Fund grant application - supplementary form Q(c)

District Advance Fund grant application - supplementary form R

Circuit Personnel

Grants from the District Advance Fund for Personnel & Ecumenical Schemes – Notes for Guidance

Application for a Grant from the District Advance Fund-Form N

District Advance Fund grant application - supplementary form P

District Advance Fund grant application - supplementary form Q(c)

District Advance Fund grant application - supplementary form S

 

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