Who are the Development team?

We support parishes and diocesan projects to access funding through grants, trusts and other income generation.

Kevin Baugh is the Funding Officer and has extensive experience working in the voluntary sector.

How can the Development team help your parish?

It is our role to support parishes across the whole of the Archdiocese of Birmingham. We are paid for through the Parish Levy, so come at no extra cost to you. We can support you in a number of ways including:

- coming out to meet with you and discuss your ideas
- talking over the phone
- identifying funding opportunities for capital projects, feasibility studies and other parish activities
- helping write funding applications
- speaking to funders on your behalf
- helping to develop funding plans and strategies
- helping you to development capital projects
- providing you with a range of resources to help you fundraise for your parish
- signposting you to expert advice
- providing training at your parish
- supporting you with legacy stewardship
- supporting to develop regular giving campaigns; and
- helping you with VAT issues.

What else do we do?

Our team works very closely with other departments including Property and the Historic Churches Committee, and are working on a number of other projects including:

- Ecumenical joint events with the Anglican Dioceses of Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Lichfield
- Developing strategic partnerships with national funders
- Working with other RC Dioceses to share best practice
- Community Support: Caritas and St Chad's Sanctuary

Why not get in touch?

If you think we can help your parish, contact:

Kevin Baugh Chartered FCSI, ALIBF
Funding Officer
Archdiocese of Birmingham, Cathedral House 
St Chad’s Queensway
Birmingham B4 6EX
[email protected]
0121 230 6280
07741 661610