Allchurches Trust announces £13 million grants for churches and charities
27 January 2017
Allchurches Trust is one the of UK's largest charitable trusts. Last year it gave grants totalling more than £13 million to charities and church groups all over the UK and Eire, empowering them to tackle homelessness, isolation, poverty, addiction and issues of mental health. It also helped restore historic buildings and develop projects in schools, colleges, hostels and prisons.
Allchurches’ Chairman Sir Philip Mawer announced grants from its most recent funding round and invited more local churches and charities to ask for Allchurches’ support.
Sir Philip Mawer said: “If you are actively involved in helping others then perhaps Allchurches can help you. Allchurches grants target people in need but they also strengthen the churches, schools and charities who deliver that help, the organisations at the heart of local community life.
“Over the past three years, Allchurches has given £34.6 million in grants. Our aim over the years ahead is steadily to increase both the amount we give and the range of good causes we give to.”
Projects receiving the latest Allchurches grants include:
Liverpool Cathedral’s “£24 million for 2024”, a campaign to restore the UK’s largest cathedral and one of the world’s greatest 20th century buildings and to increase its capacity for good works. These currently include a major programme of refugee and asylum seeker support
Sunderland’s “Canny Space” – the Churches Conservation Trust with backing from Eurythmics’ Dave Stewart is turning a neglected Georgian church into a creative centre for the most deprived area of the city. Allchurches is funding three apprenticeships in traditional building skills
Queen Victoria’s Seamen’s Rest, London – this 175-year-old charity is committed to improving its accommodation and support for homeless seafarers and veterans from the Armed Forces
The Church of Ireland is going digital to grow the Church’s people-network across distance, generations and differences in lifestyle
St Michael and All Angels Church , Harrow Weald, is building a new community centre to expand its offer of English classes, debt and employment advice, night shelter and other services in one of the most densely populated and income-deprived areas of London
Northampton Roman Catholic Cathedral’s new Cathedral Centre will allow its growing congregation to address the area’s most pressing needs, foremost of which are poverty and addiction
St John’s College, Durham, a thriving Anglican theological college, building a new library and lecture space for its nationally significant collection of books.