Fife Presbytery 2:10 Mission Fund Results
"For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” - Ephesians 2:10
I'm delighted to share with you the results from Fife Presbytery's first 2:10 Mission Fund!
The 2:10 Mission Fund was designed as a creative approach to support and develop mission initiatives across Fife Presbytery, by: putting our money where our mission is!
We advertised in November as having £30k available to distribute before the end of the year, or otherwise lost to Presbytery.
Our priorities on this first occasion were to fund mission initiatives that either:
Developed mission through new worshipping communities OR
Engaged and attracted those under 40 including children and young people
These reflected goals identified at our recent Presbytery Strategy Workshop in September.
Despite a very tight timescale, you responded and the Board of Mission received a high number of excellent applications from across Presbytery, applying for a total in excess of £90k!
This meant that shortlisting was challenging for us and a number of otherwise good applications were not taken forward. However, we did select and shortlist 5 excellent mission initiatives.
Then it was over to you. Over 300 people across presbytery participated in the Fife Presbytery 2:10 Mission Fund: Your Choice voting!
Thank you to everyone who voted and participated.
With thanks to the diligent and effective management of Presbytery finances by Sarah Wood and the Board of Management, the final available budget for the 2:10 Mission fund was confirmed as being higher than the £30k initially advertised. The final Mission Fund available totalled: £50k!!!
I'm pleased therefore to share that the results are as follows:
2:10 Mission Fund full awards (up to £10k):
Kirkcaldy Area Reachout Team - Various
Kingdom Think Tank - Dysart St Clair
Fife Pilgrim Way - Various
2:10 Mission Fund partial awards (up to £10k):
Children & Family Outreach Project - Dunfermline East
Me & You @ Abbey View - Dunfermline St Ninians
2:10 Mission Fund small grant awards:
Cafe Worship - Carnock & Oakley
Messy Church & Youth Project - Ceres, Kemback & Springfield
Open House - Gillespie Memorial
Sound Off & Connected Bible Study - Templehall & Torbain United
Total awarded: £50k
Congratulations to all our successful mission initiatives! Further details about grant awards will follow soon.
Fife Presbytery has chosen to support a range of innovative and pioneering mission initiatives!
We look forward to sharing with Presbytery over the coming year about how these initiatives develop, and ask in the meantime you keep them in your prayers.
Thank you for participating in our first 2:10 Mission Fund.
With Every Blessing,