Community Grants


The 2016 Community Grants Programme is open until 12th September. Please see below and follow the links for further information and to apply.

Our Community Grants programme offers the opportunity to apply for grants of £10,000 and above for projects which introduce facilities to enable increased community use of places of worship. We are interested in a wide range of projects but all will include toilets and catering facilities.  

To qualify, projects must have an estimated cost of at least £25,000 (including VAT and fees). Other eligibility criteria apply.

You can find out more about our grants and how to apply by watching the video below.

New for 2016 is the chance for churches awarded a National Churches Trust Community Grant to obtain a £2,000 micro-grant to set up a Cinnamon Network Recognised Project that meets the needs of local people. The micro-grants will allow churches to set up a social action project such as CAP Money Courses, Make Lunch and Parish Nursing.  Churches will also be able to access the support and training provided by Cinnamon Network’s regional Advisers and Trainers.

The deadline for a 2016 grant decision is 12th September. New dates have just been announced for our 2017 grant programmes - there will be three decision rounds. The application form will be offline from 12th September and will reopen in October. The first deadline for applications to our 2017 grants programmes will be 29 November 2016.

You can can also explore the Building Advice pages for information on other funding sources and local fundraising including Friends Groups.

Find out more and apply for our Community Grants

Please also see our JustGiving offer which offers churches and chapels FREE access to the whole JustGiving platform, saving the usual £15 a month subscription fee.

Some case studies are available  here, and some general FAQs may be of interest, here.