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The Spark Fund


The Spark Fund helps 11-25s in the Diocese of London run a missional project.

We're looking for young people to come up with innovative ways to help their generation explore the Christian faith. Your idea could be anything; an organised event, online media presence or something else entirely.

With support from professional creatives and your youth worker or vicar, you'll develop your idea into a plan, pitch to receive a grant of £500 or more, then run your project.

How it works

You can submit an idea to The Spark Fund any time, which will be considered for the next round of funding. Click to expand the headings to find out how the process works.

1: Submit your idea

Submit your idea through our online form. It will be reviewed by our team and if fits within our guidelines, you’ll receive an invitation to attend a “Funding Factory” workshop.

2: Attend the workshop

You’ll develop your idea into a feasible plan with help from professionals who are using their skills to share the gospel every day.

During the workshop, you’ll begin filling in the grant application form, which you’ll complete and return to us later with help from your Sponsor.

3: Pitch your plan

After your grant application is submitted, you’ll be invited to present to The Spark Fund’s board. We’ll support you to do this, and your Sponsor will help you prepare!

4: Start your project

If your pitch is successful and the funds are granted to help make your idea a reality, your church or school will receive the funding in stages. Along the way, we’ll ask you to show how you’ve spent the money and share the impact it’s having.

Decisions announced: 1-2 weeks after presentation night

Got an idea?

Some of the projects so far

All Souls Youth

All Souls Hackney

Young people at All Souls are planning to refurbish their current youth room to draw in more teenagers from the surrounding community. They plan to run workshops, events, homework clubs and more.

“On behalf of my team and All Souls Church, I just wanted to say a massive thank you for the opportunity and for choosing us. We find it amazing that Archdeacon Liz is really behind us on this too! Thank you so much.”
Julia, project lead

Bishop Ramsey Chapel

Bishop Ramsey School

A group of students from Bishop Ramsey School took their friends on a retreat to explore the the Christian faith and build relationships away from the normal pressures of life.

“A lot of the students don’t come from wealthy families, so paying for a weekend away might not be an option. We can now offer our friends a trip where we can deepen our understanding of the Christian faith and create a safe space where we can introduce them to God.”

Whosoever youth 7

Whosoever Youth

Whosoever is a local movement started by a group of young people attending churches in Uxbridge. Using events, workshops, video and social media, they drew people their own age into the church community.

“It’s a great opportunity to connect with our own ages and help them find their belonging in Christ.”
Tom, project lead

Want to apply?