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Welcome to the page for the Diocesan Mission Fund ("DMF"). The DMF exists to encourage people around the diocese to start mission focused activities, by providing some or all of the funds which are required to get projects going.

What will the DMF give grants for?

Any deanery, benefice or parish in the Diocese of Coventry can apply for grants.

The DMF's priorities are projects which are:

  • Missional: Aimed at making "New Christians and Disciples".
  • New / Pioneering: New ways to serve people or areas not currently reached by the Church.  Grants are usually given to help start new projects.
  • Sustainable: Practically 'do-able' with a good chance of success and, if applicable, able to be sustained long term.  This includes having local support for the project and may include having plans for long term funding when the grant from the DMF is used up.

For more information, please read the DMF's Priorities and Practicalities.

How to apply

Grants of less than £2,500
To apply for £2,500 or less, please use this application form. You may be asked to provide more information.

Grants of more than £2,500
To apply for more than £2,500, please start by contacting Joanne Swain to talk through what you intend to do.  These applications will need to be considered by the Mission Fund Committee. 


Help and advice
If you would like to talk to someone before making an application or have any questions about the fund, please feel free to get in touch. Please contact Joanne Swain, the DMF's Secretary on 024 7652 1309 or by email to missionfund@covcofe.org

Feedback reports

Projects which are given grants must report back on how the project has gone.  This is done so that:

  • Stories from projects can be used to encourage other people
  • Future applicants can learn from past successes and failures
  • So that the DMF can explain what the money given to it is used for

Please use this form for your reports.  The best time for reports to be sent is different for different projects, so please see the letter which confirms the approval of your grant for more information.