Funding Directory

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This is not an exhaustive list of funders, but is an excellent starting point for your funding search. There are three main sections to this page:

  • National Lottery Heritage Fund - the National Lottery Heritage Fund is an important funder for many church projects undertaking extensive repairs.

  • Funding Portals - these are links to external websites offering a database of potential grant funding organisations.

  • Individual Funding Organisations - individual funders whom you may wish to consider approaching as part of your funding package.

National Lottery Heritage Fund

In January 2019 the Heritage Lottery Fund rebranded itself as the National Lottery Heritage Fund and amended it's various grant schemes. How much grant money you are seeking from the National Lottery Heritage Fund will determine which application form and when you can apply:

  1. National Lottery Heritage Grants for £3,000 to £10,000 (Small)

  2. National Lottery Heritage Grants for £10,000 to £250,000 (Medium)

  3. National Lottery Heritage Grants for £250,000 to £5 million. (Large)

All National Lottery Heritage Grant projects need to meet certain outcomesFollow this link for a list of outcomes and how you might measure them.

Funding Portals

The following websites offer links to numerous grant funders whom it might be worth approaching for your project:

Parish Resources

Herefordshire Council Funding Directory

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