Name Usu. Size of Grants Your income range Can your running costs be covered too? Type of project sought Closing Dates Weblink or Contact
Heritage Lottery Fund: Grants for Places of Worship £10,000–£250,000 n/a No Grants for Places of Worship funds urgent structural repairs to Grade I, II* and II listed places of worship in England. As part of the repair project, we can also fund improvements to facilities and work that helps more people get involved with these wonderful buildings. Quarterly Link
National Churches Trust £various n/a ?
    1. Community Grants
      • For installing essential facilities such as kitchens and toilets
    2. Partnership Grants
      • of £10,000 – £100,000 urgent repair projects
    3. Repair Grants
      • Urgent structural projects of £100,000+
    4. WREN Fund
      • Urgent structural repairs at listed places of worship within 10 miles of active registered landfill sites
    5. Bishop Radford Charitable Trust
      • Smaller grants are available towards restoration and repair, larger grants are available for community and church related projects
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Allchurches Trust £? n/a Unlikely ATL supports appeals from churches for building and restoration projects, repair of church fabric, church community initiatives, religious charities, charities preserving the UK heritage and other charitable causes.

Appeals from the following will only be supported in exceptional circumstances:

  • Charities with political association
  • National charities
  • Individuals
  • Appeals for running costs and salaries
  • More than one appeal from the same applicant within a 24 month period.
Dates Link
Beatrice Laing Trust £1,000-£5,000 (typical) n/a ? Grant recipients include:

  • Organisations, many of them Christian organisations working to express their faith through practical action to help those in need, offering direct support to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged in society, including:
    • the homeless
    • the elderly
    • former Servicemen and women
    • ex-offenders
  • Charities providing practical services to people with physical, mental and learning difficulties and their families/carers. Examples include:
    • special schools seeking to develop and expand their facilities in order to enable them to meet the needs of people with increasingly complex disabilities
    • those involved in supporting young people with complex needs in the transition into adulthood, providing supported accommodation and opportunities for training/meaningful employment
    • those seeking to provide facilities for respite care
  • Organisations providing opportunities for training and development to young people, in particular those who are disadvantaged or ‘at risk’.
  • Small-scale overseas development projects aiming to build the capacity of local partners to develop long-term sustainable solutions to local problems in countries in the developing world.
Quarterly Link
Anchor Foundation £500 – £10,000 ? Yes Supporting Christian charities concerned with social inclusion (esp. healing and the arts) January, July Link
Hintze Family Foundation £? ? ? Grants to advance the work of Christian churches in England and Wales and for the repair and maintenance of Christian Churches in England and Wales and in particular in the Diocese of Southwark. Regular jeremy.herridge AT
Hobson Charity Limited £5,000 – £100,000 ? ? Advancement of religion is just one of many purposes of this charity. Various Charity AT
Maranatha Christian Trust £2,000 – £5,000 ? ? Promotion of education among young persons and the relief of poverty, particularly among those professing the Christian religion or working to promote such religion Various
Garfield Weston Foundation 10% – 50% n/a 10% Registered charities or exempts only.

Towards simple but practical and effective projects that enable religious buildings to be used for a wider range of charitable purposes by their local communities. Capital grants include funds towards the instillation of basic amenities (such as toilets, kitchen facilities and disabled access) and for restoration works to historic church buildings such as roof repairs.

Any Link
JG Hogg Charitable Trust £? ? ? Unable to reply to unsuccessful applicants. Apply in writing. ? cjones AT
John Armitage Trust £5,000 – £100,000 ? ? Focus on disadvantaged children and youth support, cancer support and hospices and religious organisations. The principal objective of the charity is to help people to help themselves. ? finance AT
Kathleen Hannay Memorial Trust £? ? ? General / advancement of religion. March 020 7036 5685
Langley Charitable Trust £? ? ? Advancing the gospel of jesus christ and christianity and such other charitable purposes as are consistent therewith whether in the uk or overseas (including welfare, medicine and health but excluding absolutely animals and birds).

Preference to West Midlands.

? 0121 3080165
Marsh Christian Trust £? ? ? Grants to registered charities working in the fields of social welfare, literature arts and heritage, environmental and animal welfare, healthcare and medical research, education and training and a small number overseas. ? Link
Andrews Charitable Trust £-  

No unsolicited proposals (since 2014)
We are a Christian charity and wish to work with people of many backgrounds, both ‘religious’ and ‘non-religious’, who share common values and approaches.


Our job is to find the best ideas by meeting inspirational leaders who have the passion, skills and ambition to make a real impact.
n/a Link
AD Meliora £? ? ? Supporting Disabled Young People through the Transition to Adulthood

  • To provide c. £100,000 – £150,000.00 to eligible charities on a yearly basis
  • To extend and build on relationships with existing funded charities
  • To focus on the evaluation of grantee charities
  • To be a ‘value added’ giver to charity
  • To deepen the trustees knowledge of transitional issues and hone our collective expertise in this area
  • To make the Trust’s internal workings more clear and efficient
  • To evaluate the Trust’s performance
  • To further consolidate our financial plans
3 months Link
Homestead Charitable Trust £1,000 – £20,000 ? ? General including Christianity and the arts, medical, health, welfare, animal welfare ? See charity commission 293979
Joseph Rank Trust £match ? ?
  1. Projects that demonstrate a Christian approach to the practical, educational and spiritual needs of people of all ages.
  2. The adaptation of Church properties with a view to providing improved facilities for use by the church and its work in the community in which it is based (with due regard to the requirements of the Methodist Church Fund).

The Trust does not consider applications for:

delayed church maintenance arising from Quinquennial reports & inspections (for example roof repairs), purchase of or restoration of stain glass or church bells, provision of loans, overseas projects, organ appeals, for completed capital projects, to repay loans, from individuals, for educational bursaries, for medical research, gap years, to publish books, intern placements, audio & sound equipment, to benefit the hospice movement, from individual hospices, from social enterprises that have no charitable status, to provide musical instruments, community interest companies, organisations registered under the Industrial & Provident Societies Act 1965, or from registered charities for the benefit of named individuals.

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UKI Charitable Foundation £? ? ? Education/training, the prevention or relief of poverty, the advancement of health or saving of lives, people with disabilities, makes grants to organisations, elderly/old people, general charitable purposes, religious activities, people of a particular ethnic or racial origin, children/young people, disability. ? 020 7387 0155
Friends of Friendless Churches £? ? ? We are a very small charity which saves redundant historic churches. We now own over 40 former places of worship, half in England, half in Wales, which we preserve as peaceful spaces for visitors and the local community to enjoy. Most are medieval, and all of them are listed.

In Wales our work is funded by Cadw and the Church in Wales, however in England grant aid is not automatic and we rely extensively on the generosity of donors and members.

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Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme £42m per year in total Unknown Facilities yes The Listed Places of Worship (LPW) Grant
Scheme gives grants that cover the VAT incurred in making repairs to listed
buildings in use as places of worship. The scheme covers repairs to the
fabric of the building, along with associated professional fees, plus repairs
to turret clocks, pews, bells and pipe organs.
Monthly Link
MB Reckitt Trust £500 to £10,000 Unknown No Constructive communication and
understanding between Christianity and the other principal faith
People of faith engaging in social and political issues;
Shared social action in plural settings;
June Link
Porticus UK Fund Above £10,000 Unknown yes Our values are based on the Catholic faith, but we welcome applications from religious and secular
Ongoing Link