Cinnamon Project Lab

The Cinnamon Project Lab competition is looking for ambitious church-based social action projects that want to develop their initiatives so other churches can replicate them.

Two winners will receive a prize from Cinnamon Network and Mercers’ Company that money cannot buy: a development grant of £30,000, plus support from the Cinnamon Incubator which includes: expert coaching, world class professional advice, targeted marketing and access to industry and government contacts.

Project Lab 2018 is specifically looking for projects that respond to social need in Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities.

Cinnamon makes it as easy as possible for local churches to respond to urgent social need and currently offer a menu of more than 30 exemplary, best practice Cinnamon Recognised Projects, such as CAP Debt HelpStreet Pastors and Trussell Trust FoodBank. Through Cinnamon Project Lab 2018, we want to add more projects to the menu to help churches respond to the full range of needs within their community.

Cinnamon is delighted to be partnering with Mercers’ Company who are funding the winners and hosting the final at Mercers’ Hall in Central London.

Are you running a great church-based social action project that you want to share with other churches? If so then you may be eligible for Project Lab 2018.

What to do next 

  • Register your interest to receive an application pack HERE
  • Be inspired by other Cinnamon Recognised Projects and Courses that have grown HERE
  • Find out what happened at last year’s competition HERE
  • Learn more about the Cinnamon Incubator HERE
  • Enter the Project Lab by 5pm on 23 April 2018 HERE