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Cinnamon Micro-Grants

 

 

At Cinnamon we know that a small investment can make a big difference. We have a number of £2,000 Cinnamon Micro-Grants available in specific regions, to help churches get their Recommended Projects off the ground.

Cinnamon invites local churches in Hampshire police area to apply for a Cinnamon Micro-Grant of £2,000 to help with the costs of setting up a Cinnamon Recommended Project. Please see below for further details.

This grant applies to churches in the following Hampshire areas:

Basingstoke, East Hampshire, Eastleigh, Fareham, Gosport, Hart and Rushmore, Havant, New Forest, Test Valley, Winchester

If you have any queries, you may contact the team HERE.

Who we fund

Local church, or group of churches working in partnership, which is a registered charity with up-to-date accounts.

What micro-grants are for

Micro-grants are to help churches with the cost of setting up a Cinnamon Recognised Project.

What we give

Cinnamon Micro-Grants of £2,000 (which has to be match funded to the same value. Match funding can include the value of: cash, gifts in kind, premises, professional pro-bono services, asset items, salaries).

Getting approval from Cinnamon Recognised Projects

Before applying for a Cinnamon Micro-Grant churches need to be signed-up with the Cinnamon Recognised Project they wish to start.

Project Start Date

Churches can apply for a micro-grant up to three months before they start the Cinnamon Recognised Project, or up to three months after they have started the project.

Where must I be based?

Hampshire (in a location named above)

Why we ask for match funding

Because we want to work in partnership with local churches as they meet the needs of their local community.

One micro-grant per Cinnamon Recognised Project

Churches may apply for one micro-grant per Cinnamon Recognised Project they set-up. Micro-grants are designed to help kick-start the project over the first year.

If you meet the criteria please enter your name and email on this page and you will be sent the application form and other Cinnamon Network news. Please note all Cinnamon Micro-Grants are subject to availability and eligibility, as listed above. 

Please also note:
Our normal turnaround time to process Micro-Grant applications is 6 weeks, although sometimes it can take longer.

CHURCH AND CIVIC PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITY 

Cinnamon invites churches in Cambridgeshire to participate in an exciting pilot partnership with either Cambridgeshire County Council  or Cambridgeshire Police, in which targeted social action projects will be established  in high-need, low-capacity communities. 

We believe that churches are well placed to offer support for those most likely to be impacted by the reduced budgets of local authorities around the country. 

In this exciting new partnership with Cambridgeshire County Council and Cambridgeshire Police, local churches will have the opportunity to reduce demand on services by making a lasting difference in the lives of the vulnerable and marginalised. 

Participating churches will receive: 

Depending on the project selected and the location, participating churches will be partnered with either Cambridgeshire County Council or Cambridgeshire Police. Our Advisor, Nick Amis, will contact you with further information. 

Following the learning from this pilot, Cinnamon seeks to help churches partner with local authorities and police forces throughout the UK, to change lives and transform communities. 

This grant round runs from 1 April to the 31st May and the next round will follow on 3rd June to the 31st July.

If you have any queries, you may contact the team HERE. 

Frequently asked questions 

Who we fund 

A local church, or group of churches working in partnership.  A church should be a registered charity with up-to-date accounts. 

What are Cinnamon Micro-Grants for? 

Micro-grants are to help churches with the cost of setting up a Cinnamon Recommended Project. 

What we give 

A Cinnamon Micro-Grant is a single payment of £2,000 made directly to the applicant church. Cinnamon Micro-Grants have to be match funded to the same value. Match funding can include the value of: cash, gifts in kind, premises, professional pro-bono services, asset items and salaries. 

Where must I be based? 

Cambridgeshire (including Peterborough) 

What will be expected from my church? 

Aside from our standard terms and conditions, which are set out in the Cinnamon Micro-Grant application form, Cinnamon has the following expectations on participating churches.  

  1. Partnership working: to work closely with the Cinnamon Advisor throughout the partnership and to engage with representatives of Cambridgeshire County Council and Cambridgeshire Police as required. 
  2. Cinnamon Leadership Training: to send project leaders and volunteers to one of the two training opportunities in April or October 2019. 
  3. Attend strategic meetings: participating churches will be invited to attend two strategic meetings at which progress and learning will be shared.  

When will I know the result of my application? 

  • Churches are welcome to make applications between 1st February and midday on 29th March, 2019. 
  • Applications will be shortlisted and considered by Cinnamon and our partners during the first week of April. 
  • Applicants will receive the outcome of their application on the week beginning 8th April.  

Before you apply, please: 

  1. Discuss your idea with the Cinnamon Advisor for Cambridgeshire.
    Nick Amis: nickamis@cinnamonnetwork.co.uk, 07979 366654 
  1. Sign up with the Cinnamon Recommended Project. you wish to start. 

If you meet the criteriaplease enter your name and email on this page and you will be sent the application form. Please note all Cinnamon Micro-Grants are subject to availability and eligibility, as listed above. 

Please also note:
Our normal turnaround time to process Micro-Grant applications is 6 weeks, although sometimes it can take longer.

We are delighted to be partnering once again with Andrews Charitable Trust to offer Micro-Grants of £2,000 to local churches starting a Cinnamon Recommended Project in areas near one of their Andrew’s Estate Agents branches.

If your church is in one of the following counties then you are welcome to apply:

  • West of England Combined (Bristol, South Gloucester, Bath & Somerset)
  • Gloucestershire
  • Oxfordshire
  • Greater London
  • Surrey
  • East Sussex

Please note, limited grants are available and will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis, as well as taking into account fit with Andrew’s geographical priority areas.

Please note:
Our normal turnaround time to process Micro-Grant applications is 6 weeks, although sometimes it can take longer. 

In partnership with the Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Cinnamon invites local churches in the Cheshire Police Area to apply for a Cinnamon Micro-Grant of £2,000 to help with the costs of setting up a Cinnamon Recommended Project. Please see below for further details. This grant applies to the following Cheshire Police areas: 

Cheshire West, Cheshire East, Halton and Warrington.

If you have any queries, you may contact the team HERE.

Who we fund

Local church, or group of churches working in partnership, which is a registered charity with up-to-date accounts.

What micro-grants are for

Micro-grants are to help churches with the cost of setting up a Cinnamon Recommended Project.

What we give

Cinnamon Micro-Grants of £2,000 (which has to be match funded to the same value. Match funding can include the value of: cash, gifts in kind, premises, professional pro-bono services, asset items, salaries).

Getting approval from Cinnamon Recognised Projects

Before applying for a Cinnamon Micro-Grant churches need to be signed-up with the Cinnamon Recognised Project they wish to start.

Project Start Date

Churches can apply for a micro-grant up to three months before they start the Cinnamon Recognised Project, or up to three months after they have started the project.

Where must I be based?

Cheshire(The link loads a map)

Why we ask for match funding

Because we want to work in partnership with local churches as they meet the needs of their local community.

One micro-grant per Cinnamon Recognised Project

Churches may apply for one micro-grant per Cinnamon Recognised Project they set-up. Micro-grants are designed to help kick-start the project over the first year.

If you meet the criteria please enter your name and email on this page and you will be sent the application form and other Cinnamon Network news. Please note all Cinnamon Micro-Grants are subject to availability and eligibility, as listed above.

Please also note:
Our normal turnaround time to process Micro-Grant applications is 6 weeks, although sometimes it can take longer.

 

CHURCH AND CIVIC PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITY  

Cinnamon invites churches in West Berkshire to participate in an exciting partnership with West Berkshire Council, in which great social action projects are established to tackle needs in the community. 

The new initiative will support the council’s Turnaround Families Programme which provides early intervention and assistance for families experiencing issues.  Over the last four years, Turnaround Families has helped over 1,000 families to work around their problems and to strengthen as a family unit.  

However, more can be achieved through partnership working!  By setting up Cinnamon Recognised Projects, local churches will complement the Turnaround Families Programme and make a lasting difference in the lives of the vulnerable and marginalised. 

Participating churches will receive: 

  • A £2,000 Micro-Grant to start a Cinnamon Recognised Project 
  • Expert advice from a Cinnamon Advisor 
  • Access to the new Cinnamon online Toolkit and Impact Pathway 
  • Training for project leaders and volunteers through Cinnamon’s bespoke training programme.  
  • The opportunity to work more closely with council services and other community stakeholders. 

Frequently asked questions  

Who we fund 

A local church, or group of churches working in partnership.  A church should be a registered charity with up-to-date accounts. 

What  are Cinnamon Micro-Grants for? 

Micro-grants are to help churches with the cost of setting up a  Cinnamon Recognised Project. 

What we give 

A Cinnamon Micro-Grant is a single payment of £2,000 made directly to the applicant church. Cinnamon Micro-Grants have to be match funded to the same value. Match funding can include the value of: cash, gifts in kind, premises, professional pro-bono services, asset items and salaries. 

Where must I be based? 

In West Berkshire 

What will be expected from my church? 

Aside from our standard terms and conditions, which are set out in the Cinnamon Micro-Grant application form, Cinnamon has the following expectations on participating churches. 

  • Partnership working: to work closely with the Cinnamon Advisor throughout the partnership and to engage with representatives from West Berkshire Council as required. 
  • Cinnamon Leadership Training: to send project leaders and volunteers on a Cinnamon Leadership Training course. 
  • Cinnamon will publicise details of successful applicants and their projects. 
  • To complete necessary monitoring reports throughout the first 12-months of operation. 

Before you apply, please: 

Discuss your idea with the Cinnamon Advisor for West Berkshire. 

Nick Amis: nickamis@cinnamonnetwork.co.uk, 07979 366654 

Sign up with the  Cinnamon Recognised Project  you wish to start. 

If you meet the criteria, please enter your name and email on this page and you will be sent the application form and other Cinnamon Network news. Please note all Cinnamon Micro-Grants are subject to availability and eligibility, as listed above. 

Please also note: 
Our normal turnaround time to process Micro-Grant applications is 6 weeks, although sometimes it can take longer. 

If you have any queries, you may contact the team  HERE. 

Success Stories

Knighton Free Church in Leicester

 A one-off Micro-Grant can help initiate a whole range of social action, as we’ve seen in the case of Knighton Free Church in Leicester.

Back in January 2018, the church successfully secured a Cinnamon Micro-Grant to start a TLG Early Intervention project to support children who are struggling to engage with mainstream education.

The funding helped to cover the cost of training for two volunteers for the first year, so they could support two students at a local junior school. Within a few months, the church began to see the fruits of their labour.

“I can see this is really having a positive impact for both of the boys,” commented the SENCO from the local junior school.”

As of January 2019, there are now seven volunteers from the church supporting additional children through TLG. The church has even started to explore opportunities of working with the police to extend their youth work and to support women caught up in the sex trade.  “I don’t think that we would have started without the Cinnamon funding,” says assistant pastor Matt Macdiarmid.