Please review your answers below, ensuring that you have fully completed all sections of the application process that are relevant to your application.

 

To revise any of your answers click on the 'Amend' button at the bottom of the page.

To submit your application, click on the 'Submit' button at the bottom of the page.

 

A1 *Name of Church or Organisation
      
A2
Organisation/Contact Address
*Address1:      
  (This is the address we will use for correspondence. Enter a postcode and click 'Find address' to look up your organisation's address, or enter details manually if the address is not listed) Address2:    
  *Town/City:    
  *County:    
  *Postcode:    

Note for Republic of Ireland applicants:

The 'Find address' option above will only return results for UK postcodes. Please enter your Organisation/Contact Address details manually, including your Eircode (in the Postcode field). If you are not sure of your Eircode this can be checked at www.eircode.ie

     
*Country
Please select the country where your church/organisation is located
      
A3
Project address
(Leave blank if same as Organisation address)
*Address1:      
  (This is the address where the project or work will actually be taking place. Pleave leave blank if same as organisation address. Otherwise, enter a postcode and click 'Find address' to look up an address, or enter details manually if necessary) Address2:    
  *Town/City:    
  *County:    
  *Postcode:    

Note for Republic of Ireland applicants:

The 'Find address' option above will only return results for UK postcodes. Please enter your Project Address details manually, including the Eircode (in the Postcode field). If you are not sure of your Eircode this can be checked at www.eircode.ie

     
A4
*Please select your District from the list

If your District is not listed, please call 01452 873189
      
A5
*Please select your Circuit from the list

If your Circuit is not listed please call 01452 873189
      
A6 *Select the entry that best describes your organisation
      
A7
Please enter your charity number

      
A8
Organisation website if available

      
A9
Facebook handle if available

(e.g. @AllchurchesTrust)
      
A10
Twitter handle if available

(e.g. @AllchurchesT)
      
A11 Organisation main telephone number
        
A12
*Contact Name

         
A13
*Contact's role in the project

      
A14
*Contact's telephone number

        
A15
Contact's mobile number

      
A16
*Contact's e-mail address

This will be the email address used in all communication including acknowledgment of your application
      
A17
Project Manager's Name

(if different from Contact Name above)
         
A18
Project Manager's e-mail address

(if different from main contact's email address above)
      
B1
*When is your project due to start?

      
B2
*Estimated project completion date:

      
B3
Has your organisation previously been awarded an Allchurches Trust Methodist grant?

If so please enter the grant amount and the date it was received
      
B4 *Please tell us the name of your project
(You can use a maximum of 40 characters)
      
B5 *Please describe your project in 30 words or less
      
B6
*Which of the following best describe the work covered by your project? (Select all that apply)

      
B7
If you selected 'Other' in the previous question, please provide further information about the other kinds of work covered by your project

      
B8
Does your project have national scope?

Please tick if the answer is yes. By 'national scope' we mean a project that has benefits and impact that will clearly reach across, or be accessible to, at least the whole of your country as a minimum
      
B9
*How would you describe current levels of engagement from members of your community with the life of the church?

      
B10
Please provide any relevant further information on your response to the previous question.

(Maximum 300 characters)
      
B11
*How would you describe current levels of engagement by your church with the wider community?

      
B12
Please provide any relevant further information on your response to the previous question.

(Maximum 300 characters)
      
B13
*How would you describe the current standard of accessibility of your building?

      
B14
Please provide any relevant further information on your response to the previous question.

(Maximum 300 characters)
      

The following questions are intended to capture more specific information about your project: why you are doing it, what you hope to achieve through it, and what work you will do to carry it out.

 

Before answering these, you might find it helpful to look at the project planning toolkit and other resources we have available on the Advice and Resources section of our website.

     
B15
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Please describe:

 

  • The need or opportunity you are trying to address through this project and how you know it exists

  • The work you are proposing to carry out

  • How this will address the need or help you take advantage of the opportunity

  • Key beneficiaries/benefits e.g. local community, environmental and sustainability factors

 

The questions below will enable you to be more specific about the impact and outcomes you hope to achieve, so summary information will be sufficient in answer to this question.


(Maximum 4,000 characters which is about 550 words)
      
B16
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What is the eventual goal of the project? What will be the ultimate change, difference or impact that you expect to see as a result of it?

 

For example: To see more people from the local community become engaged with the life of our church, exploring faith and making new friendships.


Maximum 1500 characters, which is approximately 200 words
      
B17

Now please describe the short to medium term changes (or outcomes) you are aiming to see that will contribute to the long term impact you've described in the previous question.

 

Example:

  • More members of our community start to explore faith

  • More members of our community experience a greater degree of support and friendship

  • ...

     
*Change/outcome 1:

(Maximum 360 characters)
      
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(Maximum 360 characters)
      
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B18

Now please list the things required to deliver or achieve the changes or outcomes you've listed above, so that you eventually achieve your longer term goal. What do you need? This might be more equipment, more people, more resource of some other kind?

 

Alternatively - or perhaps as well - what work or activities do you need to do? For instance you might need to transform a building (or part of one) or build a new one. You might need to start a new regular programme, group or activity of some kind.

 

List these things below, and if possible, please state a target date by which you aim to achieve each one - unless it will be an ongoing activity of some kind for which a target date isn't applicable - in which case please leave the date field empty.

 

Example:

  • Start a new 'Christian basics' course, offering members of our community the opportunity to come together to explore faith

  • Publicise the new course by….

  • Refurbish the unused meeting room in our church to make it a more comfortable space for the new course and other activities. This will involve…

  • Start a new drop-in cafe to enable isolated members of our community to meet other people and make friends

  • Refurbish our kitchen and the foyer space at the church to enable the cafe to start running

  • Train church members to help with the cafe

     
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B19
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If your application is successful, which of the items listed above would you use an Allchurches Trust grant for, and how would you use it? We want to understand specifically what you are applying for a grant for and how you would spend the money.

 

Please note grants through our Methodist Grants Programme are awarded for building development and for mission, outreach and community benefit. More specifically, projects supported will include:

 

  • Significant redevelopment projects on buildings which have been identified as key to the future mission objectives of a circuit or district.

  • Work which includes the provision of disabled access and facilities.

  • Schemes which bring significant community benefits.

  • Initiatives which demonstrate a clear environmental benefit.

 

Grants cannot be used to fund essential repairs or routine building maintenance.


Maximum 1500 characters which is approximately 200 words
      
B20
*Who will benefit from the project? Please select the groups who will be impacted.

Who will benefit from the project
      
B21
If you selected 'Other' in the previous question, and/or are able to say more about the options you have selected, please provide details

      
B22
*How does your church or organisation plan to ensure the ongoing viability and sustainability of this project?

(Maximum 1400 characters which is approximately 200 words)
      
B23
Before completing this application, had you accessed any of the following on the Allchurches Trust website? (Select all that apply)

      
B24
If you selected "Other blogs/resources on the Allchurches Advice and Resources Hub" above, please state which you found most helpful and why?

Maximum 700 characters which is approximately 100 words Our Advice and Resources hub can be found at this web page.
      
B25
*Have you explored community or other appropriate partnerships in planning your project?

      
B26
If you answered 'Yes' to the previous question, what partnerships have you explored and which do you intend to progress further?

      
B27
*How do you intend to raise awareness of your project, and support and activities you will offer as a result within your community? (Select all that apply)

      
B28
If you selected 'Other' above, please provide further details

      
C1

If your total project cost is over £1m, please upload a copy of your latest annual accounts.

 

If your total project cost is less than £1m, you do not need to upload your accounts.


To upload a file click Browse, navigate to file, double - click to select, click on Upload button. (Re-uploading a file overwrites the currently uploaded file)
        
C2
*

Please attach a high-level project budget

 

You may use your own format, but please refer to this guidance in doing so.


To upload a file click Browse, navigate to file, double - click to select, click on Upload button. (Re-uploading a file overwrites the currently uploaded file).
        
D1
*What is the total cost of your project?

      
D2
*Do the project costs you have provided include VAT?

For listed building projects, VAT can potentially be reclaimed via the Listed Places of Worship Grants Scheme. Visit www.lpwscheme.org.uk for further information.
      
D3
*Please state total funds actually raised (excluding any funds pledged) to date

      
D4
If the above includes a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant please state how much

      
D5 Additional funds pledged to date
      
D6
*Total funds raised to date (total of amounts supplied at D3 and D5 above)

      
D7
*

Please briefly describe:

  • The source(s) of your current secured/pledged funding e.g. reserves, grants (naming any significant grant funders where possible), fundraising events, legacies, sale of property, loans/mortgages, noting any particularly significant amounts

  • Other fundraising plans you have for the project in order to raise the total cost


(Maximum 700 characters which is approximately 100 words)
      
D8 *Subject to a successful application, to whom should the cheque be made payable
This must be the organisation's main bank account
      
D9
*If your application is successful, how do you intend to publicise your grant from Allchurches Trust? (Select all that apply)

      
D10
If you selected 'Other' above, please provide further details

      
E1
*Endorsement from District Property Secretary or Chair

Please supply an endorsement of your project from your District Property Secretary or Chair. This can be either a letter or an email and should be scanned and uploaded here, but it must be signed by your DISTRICT PROPERTY SECRETARY OR DISTRICT CHAIR.
        
E2
*We cannot process a grant application unless you send us one to three good images of your church, charity or project. (Image One should be attached here and Images Two and Three should be attached using E3 and E4). We would like to see good quality images (at least 1MB), ideally featuring people using your church or centre. Building photos showing damage should give context of the setting. Please only submit photographs in respect of which you have already secured all necessary consents to allow Allchurches Trust the rights to use them for publicity purposes should your application be successful. If there is a reason why you cannot submit photographs, please let us know.

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E3
Image Two (optional, but the more images you can provide the better)

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E4
Image Three (optional, but the more images you can provide the better)

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E5
Upload any further relevant documentation, e.g. evidence of need for your project. imagery, artist's impressions, articles, case-studies or other descriptions of your project that we might use for publicity, should your application be successful.

To upload a file click Browse, navigate to file, double - click to select, click on Upload button. (Re-uploading a file overwrites the currently uploaded file). The maximum file size is 20MB.
        
F1
*Does your project involve building alterations/works of any kind?

      
F2 *Listed Building Status
If not listed please select Not Listed from dropdown
      
F3
*Has listed building consent been granted?

      
F4
*Has planning permission been granted?

      
F5
*Do you have any necessary denominational approval/permission for the proposed work?

      
F6
Please provide further information as applicable

      
G1
*Does your church or organisation comply with relevant health and safety regulations, and are policies available for inspection?

      
G2
*Does your church or organisation have a robust safer recruitment and selection, and induction policies, and do you provide ongoing training for staff and volunteers working with children and vulnerable adults?

      
G3
*Are all vehicles owned or available for use by your church or organisation roadworthy and appropriately taxed and insured?

      
G4
*Does your church or organisation have public liability insurance in place?

      
G5
*Does any accommodation owned or leased by your church or organisation comply with the applicable fire safety legislation?

'Accommodation' refers to residential settings, i.e. where people sleep
      
G6
*Where possible and applicable, are appropriate licences in place and up to date, and are staff competencies confirmed?

The website www.gov.uk/licence-finder can be used to see what types of licences are needed for different types of organisations/activities
      
G7
*Are details of any accreditations that are relevant and needed for your church or organisation available for inspection?

'Accreditations' refers to relevant and necessary qualifications or authorisations required by staff or volunteers working for your church or organisation, in order to provide specialist services or support.
      
G8
*Spot checks may be made by Allchurches Trust in relation to the questions above. Do you agree to this?

      
H1
*Please tick this box if you accept the above conditions and you are an authorised representative of the organisation.

      
H2 *How did you hear about Allchurches Trust?
(Maximum 255 characters which is about 30 words)
      
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