The Particular Baptist Fund


  Charity Commission Number 240979


What the Fund does

The Fund exists to support Baptist ministers and churches in Great Britain, Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man who accept the doctrines of Particular Redemption.† This is defined as sharing the faith and order generally expressed in the London Baptist Confession 1644, the Somerset P.B. Confession 1656 and the Second London P.B. Confession 1677/89.

The Fund's main areas of interest are the education and financial support of those in full time pastoral ministry. It also seeks to help churches with their building programmes.

The following list is not exhaustive, but gives a good idea of what the Fund does:

  • Mission Grants
    New church plants or churches that might be revived receive grants.†† Any proposal is investigated thoroughly to ensure that the project is viable, culturally relevant and is in tune with the Fundís theological position.† Grants of up to 80% of the cost of employing a pastor/evangelist are available for three years at a time.† The number of projects undertaken by the Fund at any one time is of necessity limited in view of the sums involved. The grant has proved very popular but as the general fund is now scheduled to fall significantly, as we intended, we are not accepting further applications, at least for the time being.

  • Educational Grants
    Grants to Individuals. †Students undertaking training for the pastoral ministry and full time ministers who undertake further study which will help them in their work as pastors may receive grants.† One off grants are also available to full time pastors seeking further relevant study, or for those seeking to do guided Sabbatical study.

  • Benevolent Grants
    Retired full time pastors and their widows who are on a low income may apply for grants.† Occasionally a grant might be given to a serving pastor in special financial need.

  • Building Project Loans
    Interest free loans are given to churches who are undertaking a building project. This includes extensions, improvements, or new purchases of church buildings or manses. The Maximum loan is £50,000 with regular repayments over 10 years.

  • Special Projects Grant
    A grant for small church, of up to £5,000, towards a specific project aimed at enabling them to reach out to those around them.

If you believe that you may qualify for one of these grants or loans, please contact the Secretary using any of the means listed on our 'Contact us' page.


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 © The Particular Baptist Fund. Last updated: 30 November 2015