Where to search for grant funding


There are a few places where you can search for funding based on criteria etc. Of course you could just use an internet search engine, but these are some more targeted places to try first.

Some of these are databases of funding for historic churches. However, they are worth a quick look as some funders do not only fund heritage buildings.

See also our list of major funders here.

stained glass window of three angels looking downBeehive Giving

This is a web based tool that checks and matches your funding proposals with eligible and appropriate funders.


This site lists specific funds for churches. This is a Church of England site, but it lists potential funders for other denominations.


A new website charging between £25 and £100 for search results.

Funding Central

This site provides up to date information on local and national sources of funding for charities and projects as well as funding training opportunities. Subscribe to a free alert service to hear about new funding programmes that match your criteria.

Grants online

You can take a free month trial at Grant Online. Make sure you check everything you want to whilst you have access to it for free.

Heritage Funding Directory

Managed by the Heritage Alliance and the Architectural Heritage Fund. On this website you can search by project type / area / cost to get a list of funders which might be right for you to approach. The Directory is a free, easy to use guide to potential sources of support, financial and otherwise, for anyone seeking to undertake projects related to the heritage of the United Kingdom. As well as detailing sources of grants from trusts and foundations, the Directory also lists organisations offering loan finance, awards, scholarships and other “in kind” resources. 

  • Heritage Funding Directory: here

Local churches trusts

Don’t forget that your local historic churches trust may also offer grants for your project. Discover your local trust, and its work, on our website.

Parish Resources

This website offers useful guidance on all aspects of managing a project and sources of funding which can be accessed here. A useful list of church funders is updated regularly and saved on their webpage here.