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Council for Social Aid

The Manchester Diocesan Council for Social Aid is a charitable trust dating back to the 1800s.

It was registered with the Charity Commission in 1964. The CSA relieves poverty and the effects of poverty within the Diocese of Manchester, through making grants to local Anglican Church-owned or church-linked projects.

The Trustee of the fund is the Manchester Diocesan Board of Finance; the Bishop of Manchester appoints seven managing trustees who oversee the distribution of the funds.

The Managing Trustees work closely with Diocesan Officers to promote the work of the CSA and to support projects that fulfil the CSA aims and objects.

The CSA Trustees are:

  • Revd Jenni Beaumont
  • Revd Fayaz Adman
  • The Ven. David Sharples
  • Yvonne Mackereth
  • Hyacinth Lightbourne

Apply for a Small Grant

The Council for Social Aid accepts applications for Small Grants of up to £8,000 on an on-going basis.

Apply for a Large Grant

The CSA Large Grant Round supports parishes, or projects with a strong parish link, to engage in mission initiatives that tackle poverty in their local community.

Funding Criteria

Current criteria and ideas for Small and Large Grant Schemes.

Frequently Asked Questions

We will post answers to Frequently Asked Questions here.

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