McIlveen highlights church funding

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Local MLA David McIlveen is highlighting the opening of the new National Churches Trust website.

Mr McIlveen says the resource provides a wealth of information, including the 2014 church grant programme and points out that he employs a part-time funding officer, who can assist churches and church groups with obtaining funding.

He says: “Church and faith groups often have real difficulties in obtaining funding. My funding officer deals with a large number of queries from these sectors alone, as they often avoid some of the main funders. The National Churches Trust offers a real viable alternative and I would encourage anyone to approach them directly or through my office for assistance.

More information is available on the trust at its website: