FUNDING AND GRANTS
Church Buildings continually require repairs and maintenance and this costs money. Fortunately, help is at hand with various pots of money, grant bodies and charities who may be willing to fund a wide variety of projects or specific items found in and around churches.
The ChurchCare website has a good selection of contacts and details relating to funding sources:
Church Care funding and grants
The Parish Resource website was developed by the Church of England’s National Stewardship Department and offers a wide range of resources to support all aspects of stewardship in the local church. We recommend that you visit this website to find practical guidance on developing your fundraising:
Fundraising events are a key element to help garner necessary funds. Our sponsors, Ecclesiastical Insurance Group, have useful guidance on organising church events:
The changes in funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund can be found here:
To find out about reclaiming VAT on church works please see the Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme
Below are the main sources of local and national grant givers with details of where to seek others:
Notts Historic Churches Trust email@example.com Mrs Margaret Lowe, Grants Admin.
It raises money to grant-aid historic churches and chapels in Nottinghamshire. It is non-denominational and can consider making grants to any Christian historic church or chapel in need of support.
Alexander and Caroline Simmons Trust firstname.lastname@example.org 01949 859543 Application here
Provision of alms houses accommodation and financial grant aid to Churches in the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham
FCC Communities Foundation (formerly Wren) email@example.com
Awards grants for community, biodiversity and heritage projects from funds donated by FCC Environment through the Landfill Communities Fund and Scottish Landfill Communities Fund.
National Lottery Heritage Fund MidlandsandEast@heritagefund.org.uk 0115 8576763
The National Lottery Heritage Fund distributes money raised by the national Lottery to support all aspects of heritage in the UK, from historic buildings and museums to archives, nature conservation and oral history. They provide both capital grants (for buildings and equipment) and time-limited activity grants.
The CSE (Centre for Sustainable Energy) has a list to help community groups find sources of funding for sustainable energy projects
The Diocese also has a Funding Adviser: Mr Tony Brown Tony.Brown@southwell.anglican.org