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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

Sylvanus Lysons Charity

Sylvanus Lysons works to further the religious and other charitable work of the Church of England in the Diocese of Gloucester. The Charity provides financial support for all sorts of projects, which may include initiatives taken by the Diocese of Gloucester, individual parishes and other Christian organisations. Recent grant making activities have included: support for work with disadvantaged/disabled young persons and adults; support for work with youth, children and families workers; support for local community initiatives.

Visit the Sylvanus Lysons website

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

Small grants from the DBF

Loans for PCCs and small grants are available.
Click here for details and forms

Cecil Adams Organ Fund

The Cecil Adams Organ Fund exists through the generosity of the late Cecil Adams, who for many years was organist of Dursley and Diocesan Organs Adviser. Grants are made towards repairs and maintenance (but not alterations) of pipe organs in the Diocese of Gloucester.
Guidance Note for applicants
Application Form

Table Tomb Fund

This small grant fund can assist with the cost of conservation repair of stone or slate table tombs and their surrounding ironwork in any churchyard in the Diocese of Gloucester, provided that such tombs shall be of a date prior to 1850.
Guidance Note for applicants
Application Form

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
Gloucestershire Historic Churches Trust
The Heritage Funding Directory
Funds for Historic Buildings

ChurchCare deadlines 2018-2019

National Churches Trust Grants leaflet 2018

If you have any queries regarding the information in this section please contact us.