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.
The schedule for 2019/2020 application rounds is as follows:
Applications Evaluation You are informed of outcome
1 April to 31 May 2019 1st to 10 June 11-15 June
October 2019 update: there will now be only two application rounds per year instead of three.
1 Oct. to 20 December 15 – 31 January 2020 1-15 February
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.