Application Submission date for the Resources Committee is at least three weeks before a meeting
(Meeting dates are available to download from the Committee Dates block on all Committee pages - click on the Council and Committees tab)
The Synod Resources Committee will consider grant applications to help churches considering the employment of a Children's or Youth Worker. To begin the process, it is expected that you have a conversation with the Children's and Youth Development Officer (CYDO).
In order for the Resources Committee to consider your application, you will need to submit a number of documents: an Application Form, the Pro Forma Finance Annual Costs form and copies of your latest church accounts. Having involved the CYDO from an early stage, the CYDO is expected to endorse your application. Following a grant award, an annual Appraisal Form will need to be submitted at the end of every year, preferably at its anniversary date, over the period of the grant in order to ensure the release of the next tranche of grant. Please note that the Resources committee will only consider grants of up to a maximum of 10% of the annual cost for a maximum of three years and a maximum total project cost of £25,000. All grants awarded will be subject to the availability of funds.
Consideration will also be given for grant applications to support the development of Children's and Youth Work Programmes in churches. Please discuss the format of your application with the CYDO as no forms are available for this purpose.