APPLY FOR A GRANT
One of our three objectives is to help you to fund your own outreach projects. We hope that we can then spread the ideas this generates and build up links. So whether you want to open a food bank, set up a cafe or have a new idea that needs funding to get off the ground, then please use this form to apply. We plan to set up and distribute a series of outreach case studies which will help to get the ideas flowing.
FOR YOUR CHURCH IN 2022
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The list is never ending, but the whole idea of this kind of work is to reach out with whatever you have to give to others- go the extra step and see the reaction of people when strangers offer that ‘unexpected gift of grace’. It might take time, as the community will expect you to want something back from them. But with time, relationships are kindled and you give love a space to grow and an opportunity for God to work.
Every community is unique and you need to know your neighbours to help them. So search for the need and tailor your outreach. Also discuss together what skills you have in your church – get to know each other and allow people to put their talents to work in simple giving.
Rent or donate your hall space to the community
Homeless charity work
Sponsor a local care home
Mums and tots
Helping hands- local practical help
After school and breakfast clubs
Allow locals to use your car park during the week
Christmas Day meal
Homeless coffee voucher
Community lunches or Saturday breakfasts
English speaking classes
Knit & Natter group
Sales for charity
Packing shopping in local supermarket
Free car washing
Set up or join a local time bank
Set up a foodbank in your hall
Prayer sessions- invite locals in to be prayed for.
Car boot sales
Summer street party
Prayer walk- take time to walk through
the local streets and ask God to help
you find those in need
Random acts of kindness
Hospital chaplaincy (not just for our own)
Crafting days for adults
Plant bulbs and flowers around the community
OAP hot meal
Garden clearing for locals
Extra tuition – teachers
Support workers- provide classes on grief, addictions, mental health
Board games evening
Mechanics- free oil change
Accountants- budgeting advice
Church in the park- move outside
Chefs- cookery classes
Donate to local charities
Post ‘gifts’ to your neighbours- for example, seeds at Easter time