The Church of Ireland Priorities Fund is now open for applications. The fund provides resources for growth within the Church of Ireland and the wider community. Contributions to the fund come directly from parishes and since its establishment in 1980 over €17 million (£14 million) has been distributed in grants. Four categories are currently supported by the fund:
• Training – lay and ordained;
• Christian education;
• Outreach initiatives; and
• Innovative ministry in a rural context.
Application forms for grants to parishes or organisations within the Church are available from the Administrator, Clare McEnaney, who may be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org, on 00 353 (0) 1 412 5607, or through the Priorities Fund Office, Church of Ireland House, Church Avenue, Rathmines, Dublin 6, D06 CF47. Please note that the fund is not open to applications from individuals. Forms can also be downloaded from www.priorities.ireland.anglican.org
The closing date for the receipt of completed application forms is Monday, 31st October 2018.