Bids invited to the Community Hospitality Projects Fund

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The Super Kitchen at St Saviour’s in The Meadows

Applications are being invited for the first round of grants from The Bishop’s Lent and Confirmation Appeal, which this year is supporting social eating projects in the diocese.

Money from the appeal was used to set up the Community Hospitality Projects Fund, which will provide small grants to churches developing mission opportunities based on social eating.

At a time of increasing pressure on local services due to cutbacks, social eating projects are an opportunity for churches to build community and feed the hungry, while expressing faith in practical care and neighbourliness.

There are many ways in which churches around the diocese are already engaging in social eating initiatives, such as community cafes, Super Kitchens, and school holiday clubs which provide children with a healthy lunch in place of their school dinner.

Grants from the fund can be used to support and expand existing projects, or help to start new ones.

For more information and a grant application form click here