First closing date: Saturday, 15th June

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Disestablishment and to support the Church’s ministry in the future, the Church of Ireland Youth Department – with support from the Priorities Fund and the Fabric and Development Fund – has created a Young Leaders In Ministry Fund.

This fund will provide individual young people with small, but significant, bursaries to enable them to apply for teams, training and placements that might otherwise have been financially challenging.  This is an Ireland–wide project that will hopefully support over 100 people per year over a potential period of three years and beyond.  Applicants will need to demonstrate their current involvement in ministry in the Church of Ireland.

Bishop Pat Storey commented: ‘As President of CIYD, I am delighted with the new opportunities that this Young Leaders in Ministry Fund will provide.  Young people will be enabled to seek new adventures and fresh challenges which they could not otherwise do.  All applications will be assessed for their potential contribution to church life and the individual’s own faith journey.  We are very grateful to the Priorities Fund and the Fabric and Development Fund for their support and vision for this new project.’

Application forms are available online at www.ciyd.org and the first closing date for applications is Saturday, 15th June 2019.

For any further information, please email the National Youth Officer, Simon Henry: simon@ciyd.org

National Youth Officer Simon Henry, Archbishop Richard Clarke, Bishop Pat Storey and Steve Grasham, Youth Ministry Development Officer (Southern Region) promoting the Young Leaders in Ministry Fund at the 2019 General Synod.