Grants, fundraising and money

Mission Grant Scheme

The Mission Grant Scheme is for a variety of missional activities. For example: to help buy resources to start a Messy Church; a lunch club for the elderly or to fund youth projects and evangelistic events. Grants are available to £3,000.
Introducing the Mission Grant Scheme

Development Fund

This supports the work of churches and communities across the diocese, making grants towards the revenue costs of specific projects for up to three years, as well as one-off grants.
Full details of Development Fund

Money is a vitally important part of any work to church buildings or projects.

Whether you are considering fundraising for repairs, a re-ordering scheme or a missional project of some sort, this section is intended to help signpost you to the right kind of information to suit your particular project. In addition to the downloads, the following links might also prove useful to gain information on some of the more well known grant-giving bodies:

The Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme
VAT advice – available directly from HM Revenue & Customs (click here, or phone 0845 302 0203)
The Heritage Lottery Fund
Frances Ashton Charity
Gloucestershire Historic Churches Trust
The Gloucestershire Environmental Trust
The Heritage Funding Directory
Funds for Historic Buildings

If you have any queries regarding the information in this section please contact us.
Image showing a variety of funding documents, grant applications and sources of information

Downloads

Funding Church Buildings 1 – Where to start

Funding Church Buildings 2 – Resources

Funding Church Buildings 3 – VAT

Funding Church Buildings 4 – Appeals

Funding Church Buildings 5 – Making a good grant application

Funding Church Buildings 6 – Loans

Funding Church Buildings 7 – Widening support

Funding Church Buildings 8 – Fabric Repair

Funding Church Buildings 9 – Heritage Lottery Fund

Funding Church Buildings 10 – Landfill Communities Fund

Funding Church Buildings 11 – Specialist conservation projects

Funding Church Buildings 12 – Development projects and new work

Cecil Adams Organ Fund – Guidance Note for applicants

Cecil Adams Organ Fund – Application Form

Table Tombs Fund – Guidance Note for applicants

Table Tombs Fund – Application Form

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