Grant-Giving Bodies

Grants from all sorts of different organisations can be a blessing when trying to find funds for projects. However, grant providers each have a purpose and aims they want to see achieved; they want to give grants to those who are delivering a project that will meet their aims.

For example, some will give grants towards the upkeep of the building, whether for historical or community purposes, while others will be inspired to help further the mission of your church, and to help grow our faith. Therefore, it is important to read the grant provider’s guide or terms before applying so that you know whether your church qualifies for a particular grant.

The Diocese of Hereford have created a detailed resource for anyone looking to manage a church buildings project.  At 268 pages, it is a detailed and thorough step-by-step guide covering everything from articulating your vision, raising funds, cash flow and managing a successful build.

If you are looking for funding to pursue a project, below is a list of organisations that may be able to help. 

Grant Giving Guide
Church Building Funders
• Erskine Muton Trust (Grants up to £10,000)
• The Llewellyn Edwards Bell Restoration Fund (LEBRF), Registered Charity no 270529 in the UK, makes grants towards the restoration and augmentation of church bells in the Diocese of Salisbury. Over the last 5 years we have made grants totalling over £50,000. The relevant information for applicants can be found here.
*This list is for information purposes only and should not be considered exhaustive. The Buildings Team does not necessarily endorse any of the organisations on the list. Please see individual websites for further information
Environmental and Sustainability Projects
Other Grant Giving Bodies
Find a full list of other funders here, which includes those who provide grants to the below types of projects.
• Conservation, Preservation, Heritage & Restoration
• Bells, Organs, Windows & Other Specific Funding
• Community Projects / Improved Facilities
• Landfill Communities Fund
• Lottery Funding Available
• Christian / Religious Activities
• Sources of Information
Erskine Muton Trust

Here are some further resources to help you on your way. 

National Giving Team resources
Introducing MINT: Mechanisms, Impact, Need and Trust.

Contact the Giving Team or Buildings Team

Anna Hardy

Giving Advisor

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Dan Crooke

Secretary to the DAC and Church Buildings Team Manager

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