Fundraising for mission and ministry with children & young people
The contents of this booklet will help you find ways to fund your work with children and young people in your church and local community. This is not a comprehensive guide but is intended to provide some basic fundraising ideas and steer you in the right direction for further research. All the contact details were correct at the time of publication but may have changed. Please do let us know if you discover any discrepancies so we can keep the information as accurate as possible.
Mission Action Planning (MAP)
At the heart of every Mission Action Plan should be children and young people. If you need help with developing mission with CYPM&M, the book, Mission Action Planning – a Vision Centred Approach (SPCK, 2009) by Chew and Ireland is also useful and copies are available in every parish. There are a team of facilitators that can help with your project work.
Project Start Up
Thinking of starting your own project or programme? The following websites are a useful start point. To find out more about help available within Southwark Diocese, including HR, Safeguarding and Mission Action Planning, please see the Contact section.
The Cinnamon Network www.cinnamonnetwork.co.uk
The Cinnamon network has a number of ‘off the peg’ projects and also has micro grants of up to £2,000. Well worth a look for inspiration.
Directory of Social Change www.dsc.org.uk
Employing children and youth workers
Thinking of employing a children or youth worker? Careful preparation at the start of the process will help ensure you consider all aspects and implications of the role, and help avoid challenges further down the line.
Here are some useful resources to get you started in the process:
Just Employment: A Guide to Employing Staff in Faith Based Projects (April 2013) produced by Church Urban Fund is a very helpful resource on employment
Good practice guidelines on recruitment and safeguarding procedures are also in A Safe Church and this should be referred to.
For more information, or if you have any queries please contact:
Resources for volunteers
Church Urban Fund have produced very good resources for managing volunteers: cuf.org.uk/working-volunteers