The Community Life Fund
The Community Life Fund is a designated fund which has been established by the Board of Education to promote creative and innovative approaches to worshipping, praying and living together as a Christian community.
The Community Life Fund will award small grants per school, totalling up to £20,000 per annum, in specific areas that will be reviewed on an annual basis. For the period April 2019 to March 2020, the grant award areas will be Worship, Welcome and Wellbeing, with a separate grant area covering applications (up to £1,000) for larger projects. You will find more information about the nature of the grants here.
In a change to the schedule previously announced, it has been decided to hold only 2 application rounds each year in order to plan the allocation of funds most effectively. The new timeframe is:
- Applications: open until 20th December 2019
- Evaluation of applications: planned 15th to 31st January 2020
- You are notified of the outcome: planned between 1st and 15th February 2020
Schools must agree, as part of the award, to evaluate impact and include this evaluation in their SIAMS SEF where appropriate.
We are excited at the potential that the Community Life Fund has to impact on schools’ ability to form and live out their local Christian vision for education.