Funding Criteria

Below are the current criteria for both the small and special grant schemes.


If you have any questions regarding any of the criteria, please do not hesitate to email us.


  • The project must be focused on tackling poverty (causes and/or effects).
  • The project must be based upon working in partnership with other service providers, groups or organisations.
  • The project must be community based and address problems facing people in your locality.
  • The beneficiaries of your project must reside primarily within the Diocese of Manchester.
  • Your project must have a strong link with an Anglican Parish and encourage the congregation to get involved.
  • The project should be transformative and equip people with skills and experience to make positive and long lasting changes to their lives.
  • The project should provide learning that can be shared with others across the Diocese of Manchester.
  • The Trustee are willing to take a risk and fun new, innovative projects.