Church media, leaders and associations like the Evangelical Alliance have been urging people running community projects to apply for a new £10,000 prize.
The money is being provided by Church and charity specialist Ansvar Insurance, which regularly gives 25% of its profits to community-based charity and is now looking for the Church with a clearest vision of how to develop its project to the next level.
“We hear about how Church community projects change lives every day as we often arrange affordable insurance cover for special occasions and fundraising events,” says Andrew Weir, a Glasgow-based insurance broker.
“It’s great to see them putting people first and putting profits back into the community in this way,” he said.
Church community projects across the UK help people of all ages and races and include support for young people, people with dementia or long term illness, and their carers.
Increasingly mental health and homelessness are issues where it is Churches that are seen to be grasping the nettle and making a huge difference to people’s lives. Rural and urban issues are addressed with equal fervour.
“Any project that would be transformed by a £10,000 cash injection should apply, and there’s still plenty of time before the 31st May deadline,” says Andrew.
People who run projects are busy and Ansvar doesn’t want to add to their workload with a complicated application process: it simply asks for a description of the project and how £10,000 will help it to reach its goals in less than 1000 words.
Entries can be sent by email to email@example.com or in writing to Church Community Competition, Ansvar House, 31 St Leonards Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 3UR.
Find out more at www.ansvar.co.uk/church campaign or look for Ansvar Church Community Campaign on Facebook.