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.
The Funding Guides consist of one main Funding Guide, and are accompanied by additional resources including Tools, Templates and Helpful Hints.
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. 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 SpecificFunding
- 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.