Large Grants

2018 Large Grants Programme

No decision has been made as yet on the 2018 Large Grants Programme – details will be announced in autumn 2017.

2017 Large Grants Programme

Conflict Resolution and the Refugee Crisis: Invitation to bid for a £20,000 grant

Applications for this programme closed on 1 February 2017.  The trustees are grateful for the applications received.  We are currently evaluating the applications, and expect to announce a decision by some time in late March.

The trustees are delighted to confirm that for The Paristamen CIO’s 2017 large grants programme we are offering to make a single grant of £20,000 for a project in the field of Conflict Resolution and the Refugee Crisis.  For the invitation to bid (now closed) please click here (PDF 4 pages).

The trustees are looking to support a charity with a strong track record of international work in a country or countries experiencing major conflicts, where the impact of that conflict is so serious that significant numbers are forced to flee as refugees.

Large Grants Programme from Prior Years

2016: Paristamen awards £20,000 grant for project to engage with Christian Perspectives on Death and Dying

The trustees are delighted to confirm that, following an open invitation to submit bids, the Paristamen CIO has made its first ever “large grant” offer for £20,000 – four times larger than any previous grant.  The award is made in June 2016 to Cardiff University to lead a project on Christian Perspectives on Death and Dying. 

The project is providing opportunities for Christians from a wide range of backgrounds and different churches to explore issues around death and dying, following the requirements stated in our invitation to bid (see link below).  The project will XnDyingLogobe led by Prof Jenny Kitzinger (Professor of Communications Research) at Cardiff University together with Julie Latchem MSc, BSc, MCSP as Project Co-ordinator.

The project team have now announced a series of open one-day conferences (some with additional events) for Christians of all backgrounds who wish to explore these issues.  For full details and how to book, please click here (external website at Cardiff University).

Gareth Morgan, the Paristamen chair of trustees commented: “We were pleased to receive five bids for this project, all from charities with considerable expertise in the field.  However, all the trustees were really impressed with the enthusiasm and expertise of of the Cardiff team, the level of detail in their bid, and the commitment of partner churches which will be hosting the planned events.”

Note: Although the award is made to a university, and may enable the team to produce research outputs in due course, our grant is not specifically a research grant – rather the focus is to support Christian activities and events for reflection and discussion on death and dying issues and the development of related resources.

About the large grants programme

Each year we will announce a theme or project area for our large grants, and we would expect to make a single grant of £20,000 within a very specific field.

For 2016, the chosen theme for our large grant was Christian Perspectives on Death and Dying.  We invited bids for a £20,000 grant from charities with relevant expertise on death and dying issues to launch a significant new project to promote debate by churches and individual Christians on these issues – including the key legal and ethical issues.  For the invitation to bid (now closed) please click here (PDF 5 pages).


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