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Church funders

The Anchor Foundation The Anchor Foundation Christian charities concerned with social inclusion and the arts. Only gives grants for building work in exceptional circumstances.
Benefact Trust Benefact Trust supports churches to restore their historic buildings and open them to the community.
Biffa Biffa provides grants to projects that improve biodiversity, community spaces, and places for outdoor recreation.
Bishop of London’s Mission Fund Supported mission work aimed at reaching ‘beyond the walls of the church’.
Church Care Grants for the conservation of church buildings and their historic contents.
Church Urban Fund Near Neighbours grants offer funding to bring together neighbours and improve communities.
Garfield Weston Garfield Westron offer a range of grant types including community, environment, and faith. Revenue and capital grants available.
Heritage of London Trust London’s independent heritage charity, set up in 1980 by the Greater London Council to rescue historic buildings and monuments. Can help with all planning of the project including preparing scope, budget and specialist reports.
Islington Council funding The Council’s ‘Local Initiative Fund’ provides small grants for activities and improvements in Islington’s neighbourhoods.
MCA funding MCA funding provides loans to churches and associated organisations to enable churches to acquire, develop or repair church buildings.
The Mercers’ Company The Mercers’ Company supports churches and faith-based community organisations to enable adults and families to lead fulfilling lives.
National Churches Trust National Churches Trust funding for churches for repairs and maintenance, community and partnership work, and the development of larger projects.
TNL Community Fund The National Lottery Community Fund has three funding priorities for community-led projects: bringing people together; improving the places and spaces that matter to communities; and enabling people to fulfil their potential.
TNL Heritage Fund National Lottery funding for heritage projects which make a lasting difference for heritage, people and communities.

Parish Resources: Identifying funders

Parish Resources: Charitable Grants for Churches

The Parish Resources website has lots of useful information, including guides on identifying potential funders and charitable grants for churches.
Pilgrim Trust Pilgrim Trust supports the preventative maintenance and repair of historic places of worship and the conservation of their historic interiors and churchyard structures across the UK.
Souter Charitable Trust Souter Charitable Trust supports projects for the relief of human suffering in the UK and overseas. The trust founders are particularly interested in projects that also promote spiritual welfare.