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).
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: At the September 2023 committee meeting the following grants were made:
The Hope Exchange, Cape Town received £4,500 for a new project to relieve homelessness; St. Joseph’s Catholic school received £1,500 towards library books; Alabaré’s drop in centre for rough sleepers received a grant of £3,120. The Ukraine Fund, administered by SCORE, transferred £776 to Salisbury Community Hub for Ukraine. More details and feedback can be found on the website. Click here.
SCORE Hardship Fund
This fund is for individuals/families in need of our support this winter. Application forms are available in all our chuches and also here both in Word and PDF
SCORE HARDSHIP APPLICATION IN PDF - IN WORD (DOWNLOAD)
SCORE UPDATE SEPTEMBER 2023 IN PDF - IN WORD (DOWNLOAD)
SCORE UPDATE MAY 2023 IN PDF - IN WORD (DOWNLOAD)
SCORE UPDATE MARCH 2023 IN PDF - IN WORD (DOWNLOAD)
MEETING DATES 2023 IN PDF - IN WORD (DOWNLOAD)