Window still open for Child Poverty applications

November 24, 2022

Applications to the Child Poverty Fund for 2022 remain open until the end of November.

The Scottish Episcopal Church launched a fund two years ago to help to target child poverty in Scotland. Grants of up to £5,000 have been made available, on successful application, for congregational programmes specifically focused on the alleviation of the effects of child poverty.

The church recognises that child poverty is a wide-ranging and complex issue and encourages its congregations to work with other partners whether ecumenically, with other faiths or with secular groups/agencies.

The criteria for award selection are:

  • Identification of a real need in the community
  • Probable impact of the programme directly improving the circumstances of children and families, and/or indirectly through education and campaigning
  • Probability of the proposers being able to deliver the work envisaged
  • Development of community links, fostering engagement with the broader community
  • Must be led by an SEC congregation or diocese
  • Partnerships with other churches and/or community groups are encouraged

Application forms for the Child Poverty Fund are available from the Scottish Episcopal Church website. Guidelines for organisations interested in applying to the fund can be found here on the SEC website.

For further information contact Miriam Weibye, Church Relations Officer, at