Synod Support for Church Energy Bills

The National Synod of Wales recognises that the cost of living crisis is an unprecedented situation, particularly regarding energy costs. To help churches this winter, the Synod is offering financial support towards energy bills through a grant scheme.

The Synod will meet up to £5,000 of a church’s bills for utility provision by electricity, gas and oil across two quarters.

To claim a grant, please complete this form and send it by email or post to Joel Sainsbury with a copy of the church’s latest accounts. For any queries, please contact Joel by email on joel.sainsbury.urcwales@urc.org.uk or on 029 2019 5728. 

The deadline for the Winter 2022 claim is Tuesday 10 January 2023. 

The deadline for the Spring 2023 claim is Monday 10 April 2023.

In addition, if the energy bill increase puts a church into a position where it can’t meet the cost without the threat of closure, even with this support, it may be possible to seek further funding from the URC centrally. Please contact Joel for further details.

Forms can be posted to Joel at the Synod Office:

URC National Synod of Wales
Synod Office
Minster Road
Cardiff
CF23 5AS

Applications are only open to churches where a URC congregation is present.