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Diocese of Cashel, Ferns and Ossory

Priorities Fund now open for applications

The Priorities Fund now open for applications!

Closing date: 31st October 2021

The Church of Ireland Priorities Fund is now open for applications!  Contributions to the fund come directly from Church of Ireland parishes and since its establishment in 1980 over €19 million (£16 million) has been distributed in grants.

The following categories are currently supported by the fund:

  • Training – lay and ordained;
  • Christian education;
  • Outreach initiatives; and
  • Innovative ministry in a rural context.

The Priorities Fund website – – provides more detail about the above criteria, and applications can be completed online on the website.

The closing date for the receipt of completed applications is Sunday, 31st October 2021.

For any queries about the fund, please contact the Priorities Fund’s Administrator, Gordon Woods, at or on 00 353 (0) 1 4125 636 or write to the Priorities Fund Office, Church of Ireland House, Church Avenue, Rathmines, Dublin 6, D06 CF47.