Charitable Grants For UK Church Projects And Funding For Building & Repairs

Charitable grants for UK churches and funding for projects, building, renovation and repairs.

UK Charitable Grants For Churches - Funding Repairs, Building & Projects

Charitable grants for church projects and UK religious organisations, including how to get funding for church building, renovation and repairs.  I've also included the Listed Place of Worship Grant Scheme for church building repairs.  However, you'll find far more grants for churches, using the free Funding Finder directory, which has search categories for Faith and Buildings & Equipment.  Plus, use Help Finder to find companies that make donations, including raffle prizes for your church fetes and celebrations.

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UK Charitable Grants For Church - Funding Repairs

Charitable grants for UK church repairs and renovation, but the building funding below would also be worth looking at.

Grants For Churches - Funding For Building

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. Christian 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.

Grants For Churches - Project Funding

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.

Grant For Churches - Projects Cont'd

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.

Listed Places of Worship Scheme - Church Building Repairs

The DCMS Listed Places of Worship Scheme was extended again until 31 Mar 25. It offers funding to cover the VAT incurred in making repairs to listed buildings in use as places of worship. It cover repairs to the fabric of the building, along with associated professional fees, plus repairs to turret clocks, pews, bells and pipe organs and is open to listed places of worship of all denominations and religions.

Charitable Grant Funding - Poverty & The Vulnerable

Didymus 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.

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