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7 March 2022

Speaking Volumes – Grants for Christian Books in the Community

Funding to allow public bodies and community groups to purchase books and DVDs about the Christian faith, to be placed anywhere they can be borrowed and enjoyed.

Speaking Volumes, an initiative run by the Christian Book Promotion Trust, works to engage and empower local communities to explore the Christian faith through literature.

Any local group or organisation that wishes to place Christian books and DVDs in community places such as public libraries, schools, hospitals, hospices, prisons or churches in the UK or abroad (as long as the applicant pays the postage) may apply.

When awarding grants, the following priorities are in place:

First priority:

  • Public and prison libraries, refuges, hostels, care homes and other libraries where there is great need.

Second priority:

  • All schools including playgroups and nurseries.
  • Repeat applications where book turnover is high such as prisons and women’s refuges.

Third priority:

  • Libraries in churches.
  • Toddler groups
  • Placements abroad.

The Trust offers the following guideline amounts for awards depending on how an application is prioritised:

  • Prison, public library – £500.
  • Secondary school, further education college – £300.
  • Primary school – £250.
  • Hospice, care home – £200.
  • Pre-school, church – £100.
  • Other – discretionary.

The books and DVDs must be selected from the list on the Speaking Volumes website. The list contains many subjects and genres.

The deadline to apply is 30 April 2022.

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