The Dioceses of Manchester and Chester have taken out a subscription to Open 4 Funding (which has replaced GRANTnet), enabling parishes to search a huge range of funding sources free of charge.
The main features of this interactive database are:
Open 4 Funding is for use by parishes and related community projects in the Dioceses of Manchester and Chester only. Anyone designated by your parish or related community group can access it.
When you use the system for the first time:
There is an excellent user guide on the Open 4 Funding Website (click the Help and Advice tab). If you need further assistance, please contact the relevant support staff below.
We do recommend that you read the Beginners' Guide to Grant Funding and seek support when preparing any application. Experience has proved that successful applications are usually made by those who have received support from experienced people in the grant application process. Please contact the support staff listed below for more information on the support available to you.
Manchester Diocese: Sue Heil, 0161 828 1445
Chester Diocese: Janice Mason, 01928 718834 ext. 235 / firstname.lastname@example.org