The Mustard Seed Project
Kent is the arrival point for many of the teenage asylum seekers coming across the Channel, seeking sanctuary and a new life in this country.
The Mustard Seed Project, which is an initiative of GK Church, began in 2016 after members of the church community got involved with the support of young asylum seeking teenagers arriving in the UK. This began with practical support through local welcome centres, including offering English language teaching, clothing, food and friendship. Alongside this a small fund was established to support initiatives aimed at supporting the young arrivals, and to equip them to live well in this country.
The Mustard Seed Project aims to provide small sums of money to organisations that are working with teenage asylum seekers.
The name is taken from a parable told by Jesus, who compared the Kingdom of heaven to a mustard seed saying this,
"The Kingdom of heaven is like this. A man takes a mustard seed and sows it in his field. It is the smallest of all seeds, but when it grows up, it is the biggest of all plants. It becomes a tree, so that birds come and make their nests in its branches.”
Our hope is to provide small ‘Mustard Seed’ grants, which can grow to have a disproportionately large impact on those it seeks to support.
We aim to be quick in making decisions about grants, and to fund initiatives that are too small, or too creative for major funding bids. To make a grant, please download the application pack.
To make a donation to The Mustard Seed fund, please contact Dave Lodge at firstname.lastname@example.org