The Trust aims to help build healthy local churches, primarily by supporting the deployment of ministers and others who are in agreement with the Trust’s Statement of Faith. Priority will be given to churches that have made every effort to secure other finance, but have been unable to do so. However, grants may also be made for the provision and maintenance of facilities for public worship (especially for church plants), and for projects focussing on outreach and evangelism.
The Statement of Need should include an assessment of the current situation, a reasoned plan of action and the hoped-for outcomes. It should include a time-scale and budget. Grants will normally be paid quarterly, but requests to vary this will be considered. Applications may include requests for grants to be made to be made over a number of years. The Trustees will usually expect a progress report every 6 months, for the duration of any grants, but this will be confirmed if the application is successful. Applications may be made at any time to be considered by the Trustees whose decision is final.