Grant Funding For UK Church Projects, Buildings And Repairs

Sources of charitable trust and foundation grant funding for UK church projects & buildings (repairs, capital, construction, renovation and restoration), as well as black churches. You'll find even more using the free Funding Finder database, using the Faith category, and 50+ funder lists. Everything is free.

How To Find Far More Church Grant Funding

This is a small selection of grants, but you find far more trust and foundation funding for churches, using the free Funding Finder database, which has search categories for Faith, Buildings & Equipment and small charities, amongst many others.  There are also 50+ funder lists and you can assess your fundraising effectiveness online in 30 mins, with access to a whole range of fundraising resources, to find more opportunities and secure more funding. 

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Grant Funding For Church Projects

Beaverbrook Foundation

UK registered charities. Variety of awards made, including health and old age, education, including the provision of scholarship awards, maintenance allowances or grants, and the Christian faith. Grants typically under £5,000 and can be made for capital expenditure, revenue/running costs and special projects. 

Headley Trust

Arts and heritage, churches, health and social welfare. Will fund sub Saharan Africa - education, healthcare and sanitation. Will fund individuals for disability aids and bursaries. May provide core funding in some areas. 

Kirby Laing Foundation

One of 4 Laing Family Trusts. Promotion of the Evangelical Christian Faith, STEM Education (engineering), Medical Welfare and Research – older people, Performing Arts – Developing Talent and Overseas Development Projects - benefiting girls/young women, with a geographical focus on Nepal and Bangladesh. Grants may be made towards capital projects, programme development costs or endowment / capacity building for future sustainability. Typically £2000 to £20,000. 

Rank Foundation - Pebble Grants

UK registered charities and recognised churches, income under £500k pa, which are raising money for projects where the total cost is less than £150,000. For capital costs (building work, refurbishment or the purchase of long-term equipment) or a one-off short-term activity (such as an annual respite break or holiday for disadvantaged young people) and have already raised a third of the total costs, you may be eligible for this. 

National Churches Trust

A range of grants for supporting UK places of worship of historic, architectural and community value used by Christians.

Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts

17 different independent grant-making trusts, which fund registered charities or activities with a clearly defined charitable purpose. Arts and education projects in Southwark, Civil liberties and human rights, Practical autism projects, older people and their carers, Family welfare, Youth work, Christian mission, education, evangelism, media and art, Literacy, Dyslexia, School inclusion, Sustainable environments, food or finance, Archaeology, Conservation of industrial, maritime and built heritage, Display, study or purchase of British ceramics, Regional museums and galleries, Restoration and repair of cathedrals and major churches. Also funds similar activities in the Middle East and Africa.

G C Gibson Charitable Trust

Core Funding – UK registered charities. Core funding, but consideration is also given to capital or special projects. Funds wide range of activities, including animals, older and young people, the environment, health, disability, faith, sport, veterans, education and human rights, and general charitable purposes. Spend £680k pa. 

W F Southall Trust

Charities in the UK; environmental action and sustainability; social action; peace and reconciliation and Quaker activities. 

Westhill - Funder List

UK and International Funding Finder - Charitable Funders of Faith Motivated Projects. 

Westhill Endowment Trust

Wide range of projects and have particular interests in activities involving formal and informal religious education, projects utilising the creative and performing arts, and projects facilitating interfaith activity. Between £500 and £20k.

Capital Funding For Churches - Buildings, Construction, Repairs & Restoration

Allchurches Trust

Core Funding - transformational grants programme; funding for Christian organisations to make a step change in their impact. Usually for major, multi-year, capital and equipment projects. In 2021, will fund core costs.

Anchor Foundation

Registered Christian charities who are working to address social exclusion with a particular interest in charities working within healing and the arts. Will fund capital, but rarely buildings. From £500 to £10,000. Applications are considered twice yearly - applications by 31 Jan and 31 Jul. 

Beatrice Laing Trust

One of 4 Laing Family Trusts. Christain emphasis. Funds capital projects. New church building, extension or redevelopment projects, the disadvantaged and vulnerable - the homeless, the elderly, ex-offenders, former Servicemen and women, and those with physical, mental and learning difficulties. Grants typically range between £2,000 and £10,000. 

Bowland Charitable Trust

Individuals, charities and other charitable organisations, primarily by the provision of grants and gifting educational equipment. The majority of the support provided is to outdoor and character building activities by young people based in the North West of England, and educational, religious and cultural activities and institutions. Spend £5.1m pa. 

William and Jane Morris Fund

Applications from churches, chapels and other places of worship built before 1896 for grants of between £500 and £5,000 to carry out small programmes of conservation work to decorative features and monuments. Deadlines 31 Mar and 31 Aug. 

Trust & Foundation Grant Funding For Black Churches & The BAME Community


Up to £5k, income under £2m, UK registered charities, in the UK, Africa and Central and South America. Social inclusion, education, the arts, equality and diversity and religious understanding.

Jill Franklin Trust

Typically £500 to £1000, in 4 areas; Self-Help groups to support people with a mental illness or learning difficulties, and their carers, organisations helping and supporting refugees and asylum-seekers coming to or in the UK, restoration of churches of architectural importance, local schemes to help prisoners to resettle, or to desist from crime and bereavement counselling. Preference for small charities and the NE of England.

Maurice and Hilda Laing Charitable Trust

One of 4 Laing Family Trusts. To advance Christian faith and values, the disadvantaged, vulnerable and / or socially isolated with a particular emphasis on Christian organisations seeking to express their faith through practical action to help: prisoners and ex-offenders, the homeless, children and young people at risk, refugees and the elderly. Relief of poverty overseas, predominantly through Christian organisations working in the low income countries of Sub-Saharan Africa. 

Here's How To Find Far More Charitable Funding For Churches

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