External Funding for the Faith Sector in Halton - Challenges and Opportunities

 Registration is closed for this event
This FREE half day event is for anyone who is involved in community activities linked to any faith based organisations.

Halton’s faith sector is large and diverse, and actively engages in a wide range of faith-based and social action initiatives to improve the quality of life of all residents of the Borough. Many organisations and groups have benefitted over the years from grants and other forms of funding support to deliver important and innovative projects. Halton Borough Council’s External Funding Team has a long track-record of collaboration with local churches and faith-based groups to identify and secure grant funding for many valuable and necessary projects.

There exist many opportunities for the faith sector to seek external funding to deliver new projects, in key areas such as heritage and conservation, church infrastructure, community development, improved local facilities, specific religious activities and wider partnership working. 

The purpose of this event is to provide a forum to disseminate the current challenges and opportunities for Halton’s faith sector specifically in terms of external funding, to share best-practice from the experience of successful local projects and seasoned bid-writing practitioners, and to learn from all parties actively involved in the sector about future strategy and direction for taking the sector forward and maximising its collective external funding potential.                       






   Arrival and Registration


   Welcome and Introduction, Purpose of Event & Breakdown of what will be covered 


   External Funding Overview – The Halton Picture 


   Capital Funding Opportunities and Challenges  (including Q&A)  


   Case Study 1 – Capital Funded Project 


   Break for Tea and Coffee


   Revenue Funding Opportunities and Challenges  (including Q&A)      


  Case Study 2 – Revenue Funded Project


‘  Consultation and Collaboration’ – The Foundations of Good Project Development


   Summary and Close (including Q&A) 

30th January, 2018 9:00 AM through 12:30 PM
Halton & St Helens VCA
Lugsdale Road
Halton & St Helens VCA, Lugsdale Road
Widnes, WA8 6DB
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