Events

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All events are free of charge and online unless otherwise stated.
(For recordings of previous webinars, please visit our Past Events page)

Upcoming events

Tuesday 27th September, 2pm

Planning a project and raising funds

How do you approach a major project before doing any practical fundraising?

The team from Church Grants – experts in fundraising for churches and Christian organisations – will talk you through what are the key strategic steps you need to take to prepare and plan for fundraising success. They will explain what people and information you need to take a major project forward.

There will be a short presentation followed by an opportunity to ask general questions. We unfortunately won’t have time to discuss your individual projects, but support can be requested at a later date.

Thursday 20th October, 7:30pm

Writing a case for support

Do you find it challenging to know where to start when it comes to fundraising for your church projects?

Writing a case for support could be the solution. This essential document explains to local supporters what you need the money for and what the benefits will be to your church and community. A case for support can form the basis of future funding applications as well as being essential in gaining the support of your local community to ensure your project has the greatest chance of success.

Come along to this FREE webinar as the team from Church Grants take you through what makes a strong case for support, answer your questions and signpost you to further support.

Tuesday 15th November, 10am

Writing a grant application

The need to fundraise for our church buildings is an ever present and pressing matter. Many charitable groups and organisations will look towards grant makers to fund their projects – but how can you make your application stand out against all the rest?

Join us and the team from Church Grants for some top tips.

There will be a short presentation followed by an opportunity to ask general questions. We unfortunately won’t have time to discuss your individual projects, but support can be requested at a later date.

Future events

Check Roots & Shoots for dates of future events as they are announced.

Preventing crime in rural churches

Join us as two Police Officers from Devon & Cornwall Police give practical advice on how to prevent crime in our rural churches.

We will provide a picture of the ecclesiastical crime we are seeing in Devon, share the work that Devon and Cornwall Police are doing to tackle this, and advise you on crime prevention methods for your church buildings.

How to write a survey

The Growing the Rural Church team will take you through the basic steps to planning and writing an effective survey. This session will cover how to work from your initial research questions through to deciding on appropriate question types and designing your survey.

Consulting your community

This interactive session with the Growing the Rural Church team will guide you through a range of ways to consult your community without sending out a survey. We’ll show you how interactive tools can be used and adapted to help you reach a wide range of demographics within your community.

You can make a difference to the Rural Churches in Devon