Children and Young People (CYP) Fund

The Children and Young People (CYP) Fund has been set up with a primary aim to enable applications to start from a base of which small projects and ministry can build from and be linked to the Diocesan Called Together Framework. The fund has been made possible through the significant financial support of  Colyer-Ferguson Charitable Trust.

There will be a strong emphasis on reaching the local and immediate community with a Christian ethos behind the work of the project, demonstrating the love of Christ and following Jesus’s example of enabling people to be complete and have an identity in Christ. 

The applicants must show a desire to think beyond programmes and activities by a more systematic approach integrating the wider community, understanding the characteristics and ethos of the community alongside being realistic about objectives, time frames and scope for sustainability, alongside being linked to the Diocesan “Called Together” Framework.

The Diocese and its leadership will look for areas of consistency and the areas where further development work & resource is needed within children and young people ministry, communities where deprivation and the marginalised suffer due to a lack of resource, advice and support.

Projects that could be considered are discipleship, transformation, vocation, participation and raising low aspiration & self-esteem.  Our vision is to indeed Grow, Enrich and Resource our communities giving our children and young people hope, identity and a lifelong encounter with Jesus Christ.

Grants can be made from £1 - £5,000.  Deadline dates are listed in the Guidelines.

All applications must be sent to the address below (preferably by email) -

Mrs Sarah Cabella,
CYP Fund Administrator,
Diocesan Office,
St Nicholas Church, Boley Hill, Rochester.  ME1 1SL.
Tel: 01634 560024

To apply for the fund and for more information, please see the documentation below. 


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