Christian Innovation Grants 2017

20 Christian Innovation Grants of £2,000 on offer

for the best new community projects for social change  – led by Christians and supported by their local church or community

Andrews Charitable Trust is delighted to be partnering with Cinnamon Network for the second round of the Christian Innovation Grants 2017.

We are looking for creative Christians with ideas that offer better solutions to poverty and disadvantage; that make a positive difference to the most vulnerable and express the love of Jesus beyond Church and out into the community. Put simply, we are looking for pioneering social work that harnesses the Christian compassion for supporting people in need.

Each £2,000 grant will provide essential seed funding for the 20 best ideas to come to life and grow, creating new ways to transform the lives of those in need.

Closing date – midnight  Monday 27 November 2017 

We are looking for project ideas that offer better solutions to local problems that make a positive difference to the most vulnerable and express the love of Jesus beyond Church and out into the community.  Put simply, we are looking for new ways of harnessing church resources and the passion of Christians for the benefit of the wider community.

The Potential

Successful applicants in the past have gone on to be part of the Cinnamon Project Incubator, where they received training and support to help them grow to a point where they can be replicated many times over. Previous winners include Intentional Health, now a Cinnamon Recognised Project.

Grant Criteria

Projects wishing to apply for a grant must demonstrate that they meet the following criteria. Projects most likely to reach the top of the pile for funding will demonstrate:

  • Creative solutions to reaching the most vulnerable and those who find it hard to get help that will work for them.
  • Creative solutions to promote wholeness: offering creative and responsive services that address people’s physical, emotional and spiritual needs.
  • Work that has an inclusive Christian ethos and are committed to serving all people regardless of their belief.
  • Local projects that are led by a passionate leader who can make things happen.
  • Realistic plans for how to use the £2,000 grant.
  • Ideas with the potential to be replicated in others.
  • Original and innovative.
  • Inspirational and have the ‘wow factor’.

Want to know more? Not sure?

To view FAQs and details on the application process please click here

To view previous winners click here and to view the Summer 2017 winners click here