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.

From January 2024 the Diocese has grants available for minor repairs and improvements to church buildings through the Church of England's Buildings for Mission programme.  More information and details of how to apply can be found on the Buildings for Mission Grants page.

For further assistance with funding for church building projects please contact Lorna Theophilus, Church Building Support Officer.

National Lottery Heritage Fund

In January 2024 the National Lottery Heritage Fund launched a new strategy, Hertiage 33: Our 10 year Strategy and amended it's grant schemes. How much grant money you are seeking from the National Lottery Heritage Fund will determine the applicaiton method and when you can apply:

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

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

All National Lottery Heritage Grant projects need to meet certain investment principles.

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

Individual Funding Organisations
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