Grants and Loans

A number of Provincial committees provide grants and loans to assist the dioceses, congregations and members of the SEC.  The main sources of support are:

Buildings grants and loans
The Building Grants Group administers the Building Grants Fund and the Building Loans Fund on behalf of the Administration Board.  Further details can be found here.

Additional information about Sources of Funding for Repairs and Improvements to Church Buildings is available at this page on the website.

Global Partnerships Committee grants
The Global Partnerships Committee distributes grants across its range of portfolio headings.  Whilst most of the funding is provided to individuals and agencies based overseas grants are also provided to dioceses and congregations to enable them to establish and nurture Companion Links with dioceses and congregations overseas.  Small grants are also available to individual members of the SEC planning a visit overseas for Christian service (such as during a career break, a short visit or a Gap Year) or to develop Companion Links.  Further information regarding the Committee’s work can be found here and more details regarding its grant programme here.

Church in Society Committee grants
The Church in Society Committee seeks to encourage local churches and agencies to work with others for the benefit of the whole community – and to take risks in living and sharing the Gospel in relevant ways.  Further information regarding the Committee’s work can be found here The Committee has a limited budget for small grants – more details regarding its grant programme can be found here.

Hymn Books
A limited number of small grants are available to congregations that would otherwise be unable to replace old hymn books.  Application is by letter to the Treasurer at the General Synod Office providing details of the intended purchase.  Letters must be countersigned by the diocese confirming the grant is required to fund the purchase.