Salisbury Catholic OutREach (SCORE) is one of the ways our the Salisbury Catholic community reaches to those in need in the local community and in the wider world. It’s a way of putting our Christian values into practice.
Everyone in the 3 parishes is a member of SCORE. Funds are raised in two ways:
1. 10% of the weekly collection from our churches is directed to SCORE.
2. There are 10 additional special SCORE collections which are either for ‘Home’ projects or ‘Overseas’ projects. In this way parishioners exercise a choice over which projects to support.
There is a SCORE Committee which includes representatives from all of our churches and meets 4 times a year to consider requests for grants (see our Constitution).
An application for a grant can be made using the SCORE application form.
Grant applications are considered by the committee, using specific Grant Criteria.
Broadly speaking projects fall into categories concerned with health, education, welfare, evangelisation and poverty. Rather than simply award funds, grants are made for specific projects, and organisations are expected to give feedback on their progress. Information about grants and projects is included in the newsletter, the website, a display and at the AGM to which all parishioners are invited.
SCORE update. The following grants have been made this year: CRESS (Christian Relief and Education for South Sudanese) £3,500; EdUKaid £4,000; The Bridge Youth Project £2,000; Project 99 £5,000; and Kerala Disaster Relief Fund £1,000. A display featuring some of the feedback from charities which have benefitted from grants is currently on view in St. Osmund’s Parish Rooms. Thanks to everyone for generously supporting SCORE.
SCORE committee meetings 2018/2019:
Applications for grants should be submitted 2 weeks prior to committee meetings.
Monday 3 December 7.30pm in St Osmund’s Parish Rooms
Monday 4 March 7.30pm in St Osmund's Parish Rooms
Monday 13 May 7.00pm followed by AGM in St Gregory's Hall.
Dates for special SCORE collections 2019
(Usually 3rd Sunday of the month)
20 January Overseas
24 February Home
14 April Overseas
26 May Home
23 June Overseas
21 July Home
18 August Overseas
22 September Home
17 November Overseas
15 December Home