For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me. Matthew 25:35-36 New International Version (NIV)
The charitable allocations remain the centre-point of giving through the church.
Each Year the PCC has allocated money for a range of charities at home and abroad. In 2016 the PCC agreed to concentrate on a smaller range of organisations, and to seek to support these where possible, over a three year period. In 2016 it sent allocations to:
PAFRAS (Positive Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers) for humanitarian support to asylum seeker and refugees in Leeds;
Joanna for work with vulnerable, hard to reach, women trapped by life controlling addictions and often by street prostitution;
Leeds Asylum Seekers’ Support Network (LASSN) for practical support and advice to asylum seekers and refugees and their children;
Caring for Life for homes, support, and a range of therapeutic activities for adults in need;
St. George’s Crypt for Emergency and rehabilitative support in Leeds to the homeless, the vulnerable and those suffering from addiction
Support After Rape and Sexual Violence Leeds for support for women and girls who have been affected by sexual violence;
West Yorkshire Community Chaplaincy for resettlement to reduce re-offending;
The Sylvia Wright Trust for health work in Tamil Nadu, India;
Church Mission Society (CMS) for Doug and Jacqui Marshall our new Mission Partners working with refugees and asylum seekers in Malta.
St Chad’s Small Grants Fund
In 2011, St Chad’s Parish Church in Far Headingley set up a special Endowment Fund with Leeds Community Foundation so that the income generated could be distributed annually as small grants. The scheme is aimed at small, locally-based voluntary and community groups and registered charities that benefit people in St. Chad’s Parish. The fund aims to meet social needs with a focus on: isolation of young or older people; activities that encourage local people to collaborate on projects and reduce isolation; local environmental issues; volunteering projects; inter-generational activities.
The Fund is currently open for bids, for amounts between £250 and £1,500, closing date 27 June 2017. Details at:
In 2016, grants were given to:
- Friends of Beckett’s Park;
- Headingley LitFest;
- Hollin Lane Allotment Association;
- Northern Opera Group;
- Purple Patch Arts;
- Sanskar (Ethos);
- Sparrow Park;
- Stitch Up CIC;
- STEP Supporting The Elderly People
- Syrian Community of Leeds
The Church also supports charities through offering reduced rates for Parish Centre Bookings. There are also specific collections and initiatives, including the annual Christian Aid Week door to door collection.
If you would like more details please contact Tim Ward firstname.lastname@example.org 0113 2785734 / 07717584502.
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