The Christian Initiative Trust and Premier Radio 2013 Mustard Seed Awards are now closed. Trustees met to judge applications on 9th October. Successful candidates will be contacted by 11th October. If you have not heard from us by that time, your application will not have been selected for an award this year.
The award ceremony will take place on Saturday 9th November 2013.
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 Mustard Seed Awards will remain focused on innovation with three overarching aims, as follows:
- To find ideas that tackle problems in new ways and have the potential to make a big difference.
- To support Christians with an entrepreneurial spirit and talent to act on their ideas for making a difference in their communities.
- To support genuinely new and exciting ideas that enable Christians to get more engaged with their communities.
In addition to this, for 2013, three additional filters will be used to select the best ideas, as follows:
- Better clarity in communication of the Christian faith
- New ways of reaching individuals that do not yet have regular contact with Christian organisations
- New ways of engaging with local communities and ensuring Church activities are relevant to them.
The Deadline for applications has been extended to
Midnight Sunday 15th September
Before applying for the awards please read the guidelines as applications that don’t meet the criteria won’t be successful.
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 Mustard Seed Awards were run by the Christian Initiative Trust in association with Premier Christian Media. 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.