Is your church active in community outreach and mission? Then why not apply to the Gwent Baptist Association for a special Association grant.

Funds are available to support initiatives which are clearly based on mission – initiatives to go out into the world and spread the Gospel message. Grants are normally made for up to £1,000 in any one year.

Past experience has shown that people interpret “mission” in different ways so to help potential applicants the Association has an easy-to-understand Mission Grants Form. This form must be used to make the applications and it highlights the supporting information required before such grants can be approved.

The Association must have signed confirmation that the request for grant support has been agreed by a church members’ meeting and the completed application form must be accompanied by the latest audited church accounts.

Copies of the application form can be obtained from the Association Secretary, Geoff Champion this REQUEST FORM

Grant applications can be considered at any time of the year.

Among churches who have benefited from Association mission grants in recent years are Upper Trosnant Baptist Church, Pontypool  (projection facilities); Tabernacle Baptist Church, Newbridge (tables for new adjoining community rooms);  Ebenezer Baptist Church, Abertillery ( “Lighthouse” event) and Brynithel Community Church (Christian Music Festival); Hope Church, Gilwern (Christmas festival).