2014-15 Grants

The theme for the 2015 awards is for research into “the specifically Catholic character of the mission and work of Catholic charities today and their links to Catholic Social Teaching”

The four successful award winners for 2015 are:

Theos think tank (£39,750)2015-03-12 Theos logo

To fund research into “Being a Catholic charity in Britain today: what it is and what it can be” in partnership with six catholic 2016-08-04 Theos CST bookcharities:

  • The Father Hudson’s Society,
  • Caritas Birmingham,
  • Apostleship of the Sea,
  • Worldwide Marriage Encounter,
  • Retrouvaille, and
  • St Vincent de Paul Society.

The report was published on 10th April 2016, with extensive coverage in the Catholic media, including The Tablet.

Roehampton University Marriage Care (£46,302)

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Research into:

“How does Marriage Care’s specifically Catholic ethos shape the provision and experience of marriage preparation provided by the charity? What contribution does this make to the effective societal embodiment of CST in our own context, especially in relation to relationship poverty and its alleviation?”

Von Hügel Institute (£24,000)   2015-03-12 VHI logo

Research into:

“The relevance of Catholic social thought and practice in the field of migration and asylum policy in the UK.”

Durham University with the Caritas Social Action Network (CSAN) (£45,000 spread over three years)

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A three year PhD Scholarship (subject to an open competition for the studentship) exploring:

“the work of a cluster of six CSAN member charities, working in the area of homelessness and social inclusion.”