Grant Applications

We are offering a small number of grants to help fund innovative projects that inspire and encourage individuals and communities to engage with Scripture.

We are inviting applications for grants that fit with the objectives of our two funding streams.

A: Engaging Catholics with a disability
This stream of grant funding offers £1,000 for Scripture-based projects that equip and enable Catholics with a disability to engage with the Bible.

B: Creative scriptural projects
This stream offers funding to dioceses for Scripture-based projects that encourage an exploration of the Scriptures in a creative, innovative and sustainable way.

Please note: There are criteria that need to be taken into consideration before making an application for a grant and projects will need to be authorised by the Diocesan Bishop.

Key Dates

First funding round

Opens: 1 October 2019
Closes: 2 December 2019
Outcome: 20 December 2019                                 

First funding round

Opens: 27 January 2020
Closes: 6 March 2020
Outcome: 23 March 2020

Apply for a grant

Before applying, please read the Funding Information and Guidance document.


Please download, print and complete the Application Form.


Should you be successful in your application for a ‘God Who Speaks’ grant, we will require you to complete this Agreement and Acceptance Form prior to disbursement of monies.


As part of our application process, we require applicants to identify outcomes for their project at the application stage. Please complete this Evaluation Report Form.

Submit / Contact

You will need to scan the completed application form and email to: 2020scripturegrants@biblesociety.org.uk

You can also email for further information on the application process.