Community Grants


Our 2018 Community Grants programme is now CLOSED. Find out about changes to our programmes here.

The Community Grants programme has offered grants of between £5,000 and £25,000 towards the cost of projects introducing facilities (kitchens and accessible toilets) to enable increased community use of places of worship.   

Are you eligible?

  • Is yours a Christian place of worship (but not a cathedral) in the UK, open for regular public worship?
  • Do you own the building or have the right to carry out the work?
  • Was your place of worship built as a place of worship originally, and are the works proposed due to take place within or attached to it?
  • Is the building open to the public for a minimum of 40 days a year beyond worship?
  • Is your total project cost estimated at over £25,000 (including VAT and fees)?
  • Have you already raised 50% of the total project cost?
  • Is the project being led by a qualified professional, with conservation accreditation if it is a listed building?
  • Have you got all necessary permissions approved and in place?

You can find out more about our Community Grants by watching the video below.

For the 2018 guidance notes, full criteria and priorities and the online application form to apply, follow the link below.

Our grants programmes are changing. Details of deadlines beyond 2 July 2018, and the programmes and funding for 2019, will be announced later in the year. A new programme will be live at the start of September with a deadline at the start of November. Find out more here.

Find out more and apply for our Community Grants

If your project has a cost of less than £25,000, please visit our Partnership Grants page. There is a list of local trusts that we work with to award small grants of upto £10,000 towards a range of projects - they may be able to help. If there is a local trust in your area and they are not listed, you may still be able to apply under their own grants programme. In 2017 we also opened new schemes in Wales and Northern Ireland. Please use this page to find out more.

For all other churches whose total project costs are below £25,000, at our discretion we may consider an application, particularly if you are in a priority area. Please contact the office - - to discuss before applying.

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

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