SPICMA works through the structure of the Catholic Church in the developing world to help those most in need.
We primarily focus our grants on small projects at parish level.
Most grants are between £3,000 and £8,000 and must be accompanied by a letter of support from the local bishop.

Typical projects include:

  • The construction or renovation of classrooms and toilet blocks

  • The installation of boreholes, water plants and water harvesting systems

  • Equipment for dispensaries and training schools

  • Emergency aid

Because we recognise the need to support the Church on the ground, SPICMA also occasionally funds projects to repair or complete Church structures, including convents, parish houses, chapels, etc.

Sanitation Block
2018 - New Sanitation Block, St Joseph’s RCM School, Mallaypalem, India

We do not provide grants for:

  • Vehicle purchase

  • Medical expenses

  • Projects from CBOs (Community Based Organisations)

  • Projects for privately-owned schools

  • Salaries

  • School fees

  • School uniforms

  • Any recurrent costs

  • Bibles or breviaries

  • Grotto construction

  • Mass stipends

  • Land Purchase