The Church of England is seeking to appoint a panel to review Strategic Development Funding (SDF) and Lowest Income Communities (LInC) Funding. These funding streams play a key role in helping the Church of England to arrest its decline and to renew and reform its mission and total over £50 million per annum. This role will support the panel as it carries out its work.
The Strategic Development Funding provides major (£1m+) grants to support significant improvements to dioceses’ mission and growth. Projects funded to date have included new city centre churches reaching younger generations, children and youth work in a variety of parish contexts, building sustainable and outward-facing Christian communities in the most deprived areas.
The Lowest Income Communities Funding is an allocation to dioceses to strengthen mission and ministry in their poorest areas. Grants between £300,000 and £3 million per annum are provided to dioceses to distribute to their poorest communities to pay for their churches, clergy, and outreach.
The first objective of the review is to answer the question what have SDF and LInC achieved in the Church from their inception in 2017 until 2020? The second objective of the review is to answer the question how can national funding be best used in the future in order to enable dioceses to deliver growth in numbers, depth, and social transformation
The Secretary to the Review of SDF and LInC Funding will be responsible for ensuring the review panel runs effectively. They will be the project manager for the review and will provide policy and process support for the meetings of the panel, gather, collate and analyse evidence, and organise meetings with stakeholders.
The main responsibilities for this role are:
To project manage the Review of SDF and LInC Funding, including supporting the meetings of the panel.
To collate evidence and provide policy support to the review
To organise focus groups, project visits, and interviews
The ideal candidate must have:
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