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This page has been created to assist parishes find available grants from non-diocesan, external sources. It also provides advice on how to apply, administer and reconcile these grants.
This page does not address diocesan, internal grants. In this case, Policy 6.6 – Property Repairs and Maintenance Fund is applicable.
Grant applications require justification, such as a case for support, to establish why the funding is required. Different grant makers require different approaches but the application can include:
The proposed project outline should be clearly defined, achievable, measurable and include:
*In-kind contribution might include volunteer labour, administrative support, rent-free accommodation or donations/discounts of materials, or equipment. These contributions should be given a dollar value and included in your budget as part of your contribution to the project. They should not exceed more than 25% of the total budget. The Volunteering WA website has a calculator to assist calculating the monetary value of volunteer labour for the proposed project.
Further information is available on the Volunteering WA website.
The Perth Diocesan Trust (PDT) is the only legal entity able to sign legally binding documents, so all grant applications must be processed through the Diocesan Office.
Unless otherwise agreed, funds received will be held in a diocesan account, before being distributed to parishes.
A clearly identified parish project manager is required for each grant / project.
Parishes are encouraged to seek out grants. The following sources of information may assist:
Procedure for applying for Lottery West Grant:
If a church is state heritage listed, fundraising for restorations can be tax deductible. Refer to the following website for further information:
The Diocesan Opertations Manager is available to assist parishes with grant applications.Mike Brown | firstname.lastname@example.org | 08 9425 7200
The Diocesan Property Services Manager is to be engaged in any building related projects. Kirsten Rhoades | email@example.com | 08 9425 7200