The Church of Ireland Priorities Fund is now open for applications. Contributions to the fund come directly from Church of Ireland parishes and, since its establishment in 1980, over €17 million (£14 million) has been distributed in grants.
Four categories are currently supported by the fund:
- Training – lay and ordained;
- Christian education;
- Outreach initiatives; and
- Innovative ministry in a rural context.
The Priorities Fund website provides more detail about the above criteria and also allows for applications to be completed online: https://priorities.ireland.anglican.org
The closing date for the receipt of completed applications is Thursday, 31st October 2019.