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Henry Smith Charity’s Christian Projects

by | Oct 27, 2017 |

Of interest to organisations dealing with Christian Faith, Older People, Dementia, Learning Disability, Young People, Young Families

The Henry Smith Charity Christian Projects grant programme provides grants to support projects that explicitly promote the Christian faith in the UK.


Schools, churches, small charities and not-for-profit organisations.

What For?

They value projects that set out to nurture and grow people’s journey in Christian faith and grow churches, and only support work that comes from a Church of England context, or, that is fully ecumenical.

There are four priority areas for this fund. All applications must explicitly address one or more of these priorities:

 Priority  1 Meeting the spiritual needs of older people, including those with dementia
 Priority  2 Meeting the spiritual needs of those with a learning disability and those who have cognitive impairments
 Priority  3 Reaching out to the unchurched – especially young people and young families – by nurturing their spiritual interest and well-being
 Priority  4 Projects which support and care for Anglican clergy at times of acute need

The priorities all have equal weighting, no one is more important than another. If you are considering applying, check that your project strongly fits one of these priorities. If your project fits more than one priority that’s OK too.

If you are applying under Priority 3 – reaching out to the unchurched please note:

  • they are looking for projects which are primarily and explicitly about promoting the Christian faith, that lead to tangible progress and growth in people’s faith journeys and that lead directly to church growth.
  • they are not looking for projects motivated by Christian faith that are delivering social action, such as: general community outreach work, work focussed on reducing poverty and inequality or enhancing community cohesion.

Up to 3 years (most grants are for 1-2 years).

How Much?

Minimum of £10,000 per year



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