Whilst it is generally a good principle for the day to day running costs and routine maintenance of the church to be met by regular giving, regular one off fundraising activities can significantly contribute to a churches income. In addition, there will inevitably be times in the lives of many churches when a major fundraising project is needed.
We offer a range of Funding Guides to help parishes raise funds for large fundraising appeals (building projects) as well as funding the on-going mission of the church. They aim to provide as much practical information as possible. These guides are intended to be simple “how-to” guides, and are developed by a Good Practice Group established by the National Stewardship Committee.
1. Capital Fundraising and Building Projects
These 12 Funding Guides take you through the various stages of developing and delivering a large fundraising project.
2. Church Fundraising Events and Initiatives
These 6 Funding Guides take you through the various stages of developing and delivering a large fundraising project.
3. Digital Giving for Churches
There are a number of ways to give and in the wider charitable sector this form of giving is growing fast. We have outlined the options parishes might like to consider – from Donation Platforms to Church Apps with a Giving Feature.
4. National List of Charitable Grants for Churches
We have now produced a National List of Charitable Grants for Churches. This booklet has 6 funding categories relevant to your church, as well as useful websites and organisations to contact.
Alternatively if you are looking to fund a specific project, individual PDFs are available here:
- Conservation, Preservation, Heritage and Restoration
- Bells, Organs, Windows and Other Specific Funding
- Community Projects / Improved Facilities
- Christian / Religious Activities
- Landfill Communities Fund
- Lottery Funding Available
Please note that this is a national list, and therefore contains no information about local funders. If you’re unsure who your local funders are, your Diocese might have a list, or there will be someone in the Church Buildings Department who can help you.