Training & Resources

The Stewardship, Funding and Development Team offer information workshops relating to all aspects of their work.
Watch this space for information and details about future workshops, events and training.

Beyond GPOW - HLF Funding: Churches, Heritage and HLF Funding

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) are no longer offering dedicated grants for places of worship (GPOW). This workshop will look at HLF Funding and how churches can access this funding.

Tuesday 19th September 2017 at 7pm - Church House, 17-19 York Place, Leeds, LS1 2EX.  ​To book a place contact Cath Fox.    

            Finding Funding Antumn 2017  Finding Funding: Activity Plans and looking wider:

​The Stewardship, Development and Funding Team are offering a training to all parishes to give advice on developing activity plans for heritage funding and to look beyond the HLF for funding.  This will follow on from the Beyond GPOW training on 19th Sept 2017.

This training will be of interest to;
1. anyone looking for funding but not sure where to look
​2. anyone looking to apply for HLF and need some pointers on developming an activity plan.

The training will be repeated at venues across the Diocese and all start at 7pm. 
​If you would like to book a place on the training please contact Cath Fox in the Stewardship, Development and Funding team.
See the flier 'Finding Funding: Activity Plans and Looking Wider' below for further details


Fundraising Training - Thursday 20th July 2017 - Church House, 17-19 York Place, LS1 2EX.

Run by Uell Kennedy on behalf of the Institute of Fundraising (IOF) as an introduction to the principles and good practice of fundraising.  
​The training is a full day, lunch is provided.
​The day costs £10 if just coming along to hear the information.  If you would like to carry on and work towards the certificate it is £75.

For any further information and to make a booking, please contact Cath Fox by email or telephone 0113 3530 221


​​   If you would be interested in this and any other related training and workshops in 2017 please do get in touch.

  Contact Cath Fox team by emailing



Gifts of Faith, Hope and Love - new legacy resource

Gifts of Faith, Hope and Love is a new guide from the Church of England for 2017 and provides both spiritual and practical information on how to include a gift in your will. It is a guide to writing your will, to reflect your Christian Faith.

Click here for a pdf version of the booklet.

Gifts of Faith, Hope and Love ImageThe Stewardship Funding and Development Team have some copies we are happy to send to you, for free, (please contact Cath Fox to request copies) or you can order your own, free, via the church legacy website at  



Stewardship logo 
​Since 1906 Stewardship have been helping the Christian Community in the UK to give and receive by;
​- Making giving easy - inspiring greater generosity - strengthening Christian causes.

Their website at and especially the blog provide useful information, insights and conversation about many aspects of stewardship in the Christian community.  Its is worth a look.

Trustee and Fundraising A Practical HandbookTrustees and Fundraising  - A Practical Handbook
As PCC members are trustees and have the responsibilities of trustees we thought this practical guide would be a useful reference tool for all PCC members to have access to. Click here to access the Guide.


In 2016, Working Families published their 3rd Modern Families Index - a snapshot of family life in the UK today. In particular, it focuses on how families combine work and family life and how successfully parents feel they are combining family and work in the way that they want to. It provides a snapshot of family life today. Click here to go to the 'Word on the Street' website from which the report can be accessed.



Parish Resources
Institute of Fundraising (IOF)