Christianity Mission & Evangelism

Funding for Mission


Funding for Mission // #Write31Days // Day 28

I mentioned funding in yesterday’s post, so here’s a few places you might be able to apply for funding for mission projects. There are of course many others but this should give you a starting point. If you apply, do your homework well, find out exactly what they will fund and how you apply, then do a thorough and well put together application.
All Churches Trust

Grants will be considered for Churches, Church establishments, religious charities, charities preserving UK heritage, theological colleges, schools promoting Christian religion, charities sponsored or recommended by the Church in the United Kingdom. Grants tend to be made for general works, repairs, refurbishment and

Children in Need

The BBC Children in Need Main Grants programme distributes grants of over £10,000 to not for profit organisations such as Registered charities; Voluntary organisations; Schools ; Churches; and Community groups, etc that work with disadvantaged children below the age of 18 living in the UK

Burden Trust

The Trust makes grants of up to £5,000 to voluntary and community organisations benefitting the young or people in need. The scheme is intended to support organisations undertaking projects to benefit those in need, including schools and training institutions

The Church Central Fund

The Church and Community Fund (CCF) assists the Church of England to develop its capacity to engage with the whole community through supporting innovative use of resources, help transform areas of greatest need and opportunity and grow spiritually and numerically

Church Urban Fund

The Church Urban Fund is a not-for-profit organisation supporting social action in the poorest parts of England.


CREATE provides small grants to projects throughout the country via the administration of two funds: The Christian Fund and The Community Fund

Esmee Fairburn Foundation

The Main Fund is open to applications for support from across our sectors, which are:

  • Arts
  • Education and Learning
  • Environment
  • Social Change

Hilden Charitable Fund

The aim of the fund is to address disadvantages, notably by supporting causes which are less likely to raise funds from public subscriptions.

Jerusalem Trust

The objectives of the Jerusalem Trust Grant are to advance the Christian religion and to promote Christian organisations and the charitable purposes and institutions they support and to advance Christian education and learning.

Moto in the Community Trust

The Moto in the Community Trust looks to support a wide variety of local charity and community projects with a 25 miles radius of its 48 service stations. There are three types of grants under the Moto in the Community Trust umbrella. Community Grant; ‘Making a difference’ Grant (employee volunteering scheme); and Moto Benevolent Fund Grant. The Community Grant Scheme is the most appropriate scheme for outside bodies wishing to approach the Moto in the Community Trust.

O2 Think Big Community Programme

The O2 programme supports projects by young people (13 – 25) that have a positive impact upon their community.

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation

is one of the larger independent grant-making foundations in the UK. The Foundation makes grants to organisations which aim to maximise opportunities for individuals to experience a full quality of life, both now and in the future.

The Greggs Foundation

The Greggs Foundation prioritises local organisations that help people in need in their local area. Many charitable causes can be supported through the programme. Most of the grants are to support an identifiable cause such as trips, activities and equipment.

The Woodward Charitable Trust

is one of the Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts. Applications will only be considered if they fall within the following areas; Children and young people who are isolated, at risk of exclusion or involved in anti-social behaviour; Minority groups including refugees, gypsies and travellers; Prisoners and ex-offenders; Disability projects which can include rehabilitation and training for people who are either physically disabled or learning disabled, as well as help to improve employment prospects; Homelessness, especially affecting young people and women, and covering facilities such as women’s refuges; Arts outreach work by local groups for the benefit of disadvantaged people; Environmental projects, especially with a strong educational element.



Just came across this article, so I’m linking it here. if you’re a church receiving money from people in your congregation, it’s so relevant. You have to take people with you in your vision, otherwise they will just think you are spending all their money on ‘repaving the parking lot’…

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