Announcements

by Michael Ford last modified 05 Nov, 2018 12:41 PM

The e-Bulletin is a weekly update from around the Diocese on Tuesdays. The items below are from its 'Announcements' section.

Regarding funding for Milton Abbey
Press release here

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Christmas

USPG has produced an Advent prayer card for parishes, chaplaincies and individuals to use while lighting their Advent candles. Other Advent resources include a prayer meditation film and a sermon with accompanying PowerPoint, looking at how the world church is reaching out to mothers and babies, and even saving lives. Click here for more.

An Advent Calendar with a Real Mission
The 2018 Real Advent Calendar comes with a new 24 page Christmas story-activity book, a children’s competition, and profits helping to transform the lives of children in Kenya. The calendar comes with a 24 page Christmas story-activity book with a page for every day of Advent and some fun Advent challenges. Behind each of the 25 windows is part of the Christmas story and a festive Fairtrade milk chocolate. Order here.

Christmas HOPE 
is a 32-page give-away magazine to help churches connect with their local community. Topical features and eye-catching photos draw readers into an easy-to-read publication packed with testimonies and stories that point to the hope Jesus gives.
Preview and order here

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Funding

Parish Giving Scheme
Sixteen months in, the scheme shows geometric growth, with 30,000 monthly collections totalling £2.4m, and £0.6m in Gift Aid. The chairman of PGS, John Preston, has reiterated his view that Salisbury has made a better-than-anticipated start to its PGS roll-out. John Kilbee's latest progress report is here.

GRANT ALERTS
From Dorset Community Foundation
New funding programme for those working with marginalised women, plus funds for those working with young people in the Shaftesbury area. Info here

GRANT ALERTS
Latest Funding News & Updates from Wiltshire Community Foundation include top tips for applications, Science Museum Group grants, training and links to grant providers. More here

Charity website grants up to £18,000
Courtesy the Transform Foundation’s 2018 Charity Website Grant Programme, which offers charities a grant to redevelop their website to ramp up online income and increase impact.  It has so far helped charities raise more than £10m in donations. Apply here

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Housing

Almshouse Flats in Salisbury
St Nicholas’ Hospital, Salisbury is an almshouse with an ancient Christian foundation situated on the southern side of Salisbury, within walking distance of the city centre. It offers flats to “persons of good character in need of assistance” - who are able to live independently. Three flats are available. 
More info here

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