"Grants are absolutely essential for charities and community groups because they can put people at the very centre of projects and services, allowing them to solve problems in their communities" - Debra Allcock Tyler, Chief Executive, Directory of Social Change

Extensive work has been undertaken by the Church and Coast and Vale Community Action (CaVCA), in parallel with the development of its plans, to devise a robust fundraising strategy.  A number of grants have already been received in respect of the final phase of transformational redevelopment and others applied for, and these are pending a decision.  The majority of major grant making trusts identified as key prospects for between £100-200k typically require ‘all permissions to be in place’, and often up to 50% of funds in place also. As of October 2018, we do now have all permissions in place, and now expect to reach our target of 50% of monies during 2019 which will have the effect of securing further substantial funding streams. As a measure of its support and commitment to the project, the Church has already so far received total grant funding of £100k from the Ryedale Methodist Circuit. This element has been an invaluable source of funding towards the cost of design development and other such fees.

Methodist Connexional support in the form of grants, and from the District have either been received or applied for and discussions are also progressing positively with a number of major grant providers.

Grants and significant donations received so far include

  • Methodist Chapel Aid (Loan Finance) - £150,000
  • Ryedale Methodist Circuit - £75,000
  • Yorkshire North and East Methodist District - £50,000
  • Various donations less than £10,000 - £13,500

In addition to the above, Phase 1 of the Project (the major repair of the large roof) was completed at the end of May 2018, with the total cost of £125,000 fully funded.

The Wesley Centre in Malton is hugely grateful to all its donors.