Current fundraising opportunities

Funding opportunities

To search for the latest funding opportunities and closing dates please go to:

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National Churches Trust (NCT): Foundation Grants Scheme

The NCT’s foundation grants for maintenance scheme remains open and is accepting applications.  Offering grants between £500 and £5,000 towards urgent maintenance works and small repairs identified as high priority within a recent Quinquennial Inspection or Survey Report. Also, small investigative works and surveys. Project costs should be up to £10,000 excl. VAT and awards will never exceed 50% of the costs. Decisions will be made on a rolling basis from the start of 2020.  Click here.

Suffolk Coronavirus Community Fund

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support community organisations with emergency funding to deal with emerging issues in the community as a result of the continuing threat of coronavirus. This is a rapidly developing situation, and as a result, the focus of the fund will continue to evolve in line with the support required. Full details of the fund and criteria including how to apply are listed here.

The Ecclesiastical COVID-specific grants list

Ecclesiastical have collated a list of funders that support churches and are currently offering COVID-19 emergency grants. The general criteria of many COVID-19 emergency funds are to support projects and programmes helping local communities that will have been hard-hit by the crisis.  These funds will be especially relevant if your church is running projects supporting isolated and vulnerable people, foodbanks, or providing other kinds of support for your community.  To use their search function to find potential grants for your church please click below:

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The Covid-19 Emergency Heritage at Risk Response Fund

This will award grants to help fund urgent maintenance, repairs and surveys at some of England’s locally-cherished historic buildings and sites, apply here.

New Allchurches Trust fund - Hope Beyond

Hope Beyond is aimed at enabling churches and Christian charities to meet changing need within their communities as the longer term impact of Covid-19 becomes clearer. Funding projects that will enable people, organisations and communities to flourish in life after lockdown.  Grants of up to £50,000 are available, and the amount you receive will depend upon the cost of your project and level of need in your community, ranging from 10% of project cost through to 80%.
In developing the Hope Beyond programme, Allchurches Trust carried out an online consultation to better understand what our beneficiaries felt the key needs of people of all ages in their communities would be as a direct result of the Coronavirus pandemic. The Hope Beyond grants programme will, therefore, look to address these three themes:

  1. Responding to the issues of loneliness and isolation exacerbated by the Coronavirus pandemic where new and/or enhanced support is being proposed.
  2. Focused on growing community resilience and promoting mental and emotional health and wellbeing
  3. Focused on growing technological capability and resilience and supporting those without online access to get online through training and support.

 To find out more information about the programme, read the research report and apply online, head to

Culture Recovery Fund Round Two

A second round of the Culture Recovery Fund will be open for applications from 7 January and will close on 26 January. The aim of this round is to support heritage organisations to resume business activity and welcome back visitors and customers. The funding will help recipients to build up their operations and begin a programme of heritage activity in April - June 2021.  £36 million of this funding will be allocated to heritage organisations and businesses, administered by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, in partnership with Historic England.  Please visit the National Lottery Heritage Fund’s website for more detailed guidance here.

Further information

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