Trophies on a table

The Christian Initiative Trust 2014 Mustard Seed awards are now closed. 

All shortlisted applicants for the 2014 Mustard Seed awards have now been contacted.

We thank everyone who took the time to tell us about their project.  We received 266 proposals and the quality was the best we’ve ever had.

All shortlisted orgnaisations will receive at least £5000 and have been invited to the Christian Funders Forum awards evening at Lambeth Palace in November where the Gold, Silver and Bronze prize winners will be announced.

The 6 organisations shortlisted for awards are

Active Listening    In2Out    Inverclyde Youth for Christ    Pictures to Share    The Feast Youth Project     Way4ward

The Mustard Seed Awards are a competition devised to support grass roots efforts by Christians and Christian organisations to engage with their communities in innovative ways to contribute to wider efforts to advance better understanding and engagement with the Christian religion.

The 2014 Mustard Seed Awards were focused on innovation with three overarching aims, as follows:

  • Innovations that provide better clarity in the communication of Christian values and faith.
  • To find new ideas that tackle problems in innovative ways and that can reach members of the community that do not already have contact with Christian organisations.
  • To support Christians with an entrepreneurial spirit and talent for making a difference in their communities.

Before applying for the awards please read the guidelines as applications that don’t meet the criteria won’t be successful.

Details of the 2015 awards will be available in the New Year

To view the guidelines please click HERE

CIT is currently committing all it’s grant funds to the Mustard Seed Awards and cannot consider proposals outside of this competition.

The 2012 and 2013 Mustard Seed Awards were run by the Christian Initiative Trust in association with The Cinnamon Network. The funding was provided jointly by Christian Initiative Trust and one of its sister organisations, Andrews Charitable Trust. Both trusts receive their funding through dividends of the Andrews & Partners estate agency group, which is an independent business wholly owned by the charities.