Are you interested in developing your faith and becoming more skilled in service of the community?
The archdiocese is particularly seeking to develop Lay Ministry and Leadership, and would be keen to support people looking to develop their faith and skills in this area.
The fund can be used to provide faith formation at a variety of levels, or for the development of practical skills.
Grants will usually be given on a matched funding basis (with a sponsoring parish/organisation/personal contribution paying half), although consideration will be given for full funding where local parish finance is difficult.
The Fund can be used to provide faith formation at a variety of levels, or for the development of practical skills, for example:
the Archdiocesan Diploma in Pastoral Ministry & Leadership;
residential courses to further develop knowledge and skills in particular aspects of ministry and leadership e.g. scripture;
courses which will benefit the parish (such as book keeping or flower arranging) from a local Adult Education Service;
new local adult formation initiatives.
The guidelines and application form are available below.