Presentation on theme: "Resourcing Mission Forum Hayes Conference Centre Swanwick, Derbyshire WORLD CHURCH GRANTS Presented by: John Nutt (Mission Education Co-ordinator)"— Presentation transcript:
Resourcing Mission Forum Hayes Conference Centre Swanwick, Derbyshire WORLD CHURCH GRANTS Presented by: John Nutt (Mission Education Co-ordinator)
Fund for World Mission Currently supports: General grants to partner churches Special project grants to PCs Mission Partners Experience Exchange Programme Scholarship & Leadership Training SALT Nationals in Mission Appointments NMAs World Church work in Britain
World Church Grants From September 2008: Outcomes from Team Focus Project 12 ‘Grant making – all in one place’ An integrated grant-making process
World Church Grants % Levy allowed to be charged For admin costs – may be greater than 5% as originally proposed? Remaining % will be spent in its entirety for work overseas
World Church Grants How will these areas be interpreted? Scholarship programme (SALT) – much of this training is now ‘south to south’ but partner churches do want some training to take place here eg PHDs and Masters Degrees Mission Partner training at SOCMS – currently funded via FWM
World Church Grants Some ‘grey areas’? Work with ethnic minority churches in this country – provision of chaplains etc Who will initiate this work? If the response is from Britain should the funding come from FWM? If requested by a partner church eg Ghana, Korea, Zimbabwe etc can it come from FWM as now (£130k spent on both categories in 07/08 from FWM)
World Church Grants FWM grants from September 2008 More information from further slide- show World Church Relationships staff to present grants below £30k, prior to being reported to ‘streams’ for authorization
World Church Grants Expected but not agreed yet that WCR staff can allocate grants up to £20K and then reported to ‘streams’ as at present Other ‘streams’ can be added as and when needed to the structure eg FIWM (administered via SOCMS) Grants Officer proposed for CCEA cluster in reconfigured team – job description pending.
World Church Grants Important to note that WCR has been working with proper controls and scrutiny from outside eg World Church Committee and World Church Action Group in the past New arrangements are a welcome development
World Church Grants New committees (see following slide show) are not yet complete – advertising underway The future – will World Mission Forum (replaced WCC) and World Mission Group (replaced WCAG) continue? A ‘work in progress’!