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The District manages funds that are available for projects in churches and circuits as well as for individuals in the church wishing to attend training events. There are three funds available. See below for more details.

  • District Advance Fund: For Churches and Circuits
  • District Training Fund: For individuals both lay and ordained
  • Children and Young People's Bursary: For equipment and attending courses or conferences

    District Advance Fund

    The District Advance Fund Policy document has more details of criteria and how to apply. To receive the District Grants Application Form please contact Sue Smith on 0191 371 0366 or at susansmith0007@btinternet.com

    Please note that completed applications must be received by Sue no later than 3 weeks before a meeting of the District Grants Committee in order to be considered at that meeting. Applications received less than 3 weeks before will not be considered until the following meeting. Dates of the District Grants Committee may be found on the District Calendar page of this website.

    District Training Fund

    The District Training and Development Policy document has more details of criteria and how to apply.

    Children and Young People's Bursary

    On this page you can download the leaflet and selection criteria, which have more information. There is also an application form.

    Still not sure which grant to apply for? Here are a few hints...

    Churches and Circuits
    We, as a church or circuit, are looking for funding for a project. Which grant do we need to apply for?
    You can apply to the District Advance Fund. Further details are below. For advice and help with the application, please contact the District Resourcing Mission Officer, Maurice Aspey.

    We have young people who would like to go to 3Generate. What support can we get?
    You can apply to the Children and Young People's bursary for support for children aged 13-25 to attend conferences and courses.

    We are starting new work with children and young people. What support can we get?
    You can apply to the Children and Young People's bursary for one-off financial support towards the cost of purchasing equipment for new work with children and young people, including Junior Church

    Individuals
    I am a volunteer worker with children and young people. What support can I get?
    You can apply to the Children and Young People's bursary for support to attend conferences and courses.

    I am lay person interested in attending a conference or course. What support can I get?
    The District will make funding available for any Methodist member in the District to attend District approved or sponsored courses. Those attending such courses may apply for funding to the District Training Fund Administrator. Funding will be limited to 1/3 of the cost of the course, a maximum of £150 per person in any one Connexional year and will be subject to availability of funds.

    I am ordained Methodist minister interested in attending a conference or course. What support can I get?
    You may apply for a financial contribution towards the cost of such study, training or development. The proportions of costs covered will be agreed in each individual case. You shall be responsible for at least one third of the costs.

    Can I buy books or apply for academic courses using this money?
    Funding is not available for academic courses or books through this route. However, the Darlington District has a modest Training Bursary Fund, which is managed by the District Grants Committee. For more information contact the District Grants Secretary. Her contact details are above.

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