Funding and Grants

“But who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to give as generously as this? Everything comes from you, and we have given you only what comes from your hand. Lord our God, all this abundance that we have provided for building you a temple for your Holy Name comes from your hand, and all of it belongs to you.”                    1 Chronicles 29: 14 + 16

(David’s dedication of the gifts for the building of the temple: one of the earliest capital funding campaigns!) 

New Training Dates for 2017  see details below

Please note: These three workshops are limited to 30 places and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. 


We can offer training, advice and support to parishes who are seeking funds for large fundraising appeals including building and community projects, as well as for new non-clergy staff. Please contact us at the earliest opportunity.  

  • Diocesan Growth Fund for new mission projects
  • Lists of grant-making organisations
  • Fundraising online and via text
  • Planning and fundraising for a capital campaign
  • Planning and managing a building project
  • Friends schemes
  • Training opportunities

Diocesan Growth Fund

New Fixed Grants Now Available!

The Diocesan Growth Fund (previously named the Mission and Parish Development Fund) exists to enable new initiatives in the Diocese of Guildford which further the Diocesan Common Purpose of creating growth in numbers, growth in spiritual maturity and growth in community.

Application Dates for 2017

Fixed Grants and Small Grants (up to £500):

Applications for fixed and small grants can be made at any time – there are no set application dates – and will be assessed within 3 weeks.

Medium Grants (up to £5,000 in one year or up to £10,000 over 3 years)

AND Large Grants (over £5,000 in one year or over £10,000 over 3 years):

Visit the Growth Fund web page for more information, funding criteria and application forms.

Grant-Making Organisations

Downloadable resource: National List of Grant-Making Organisations 2016

Downloadable resource: Surrey List of Grant-Making Organisations 2016

Downloadable resource: ​Hampshire List of Grant-Making Organisations 2016

(Chessington and Loxwood: contact Juliet Evans directly)

Fundraising Online

Are you looking to use the internet to help raise funds or collect sponsorship for a parish project? And not sure which online provider to choose, and what fees you will have to pay?

Downloadable resource: Online Fundraising Providers

Funding / Fundraising Guides

The Church of England’s Parish Resources website offers a range of practical Funding and Fundraising Guides to help parishes raise funds for large fundraising appeals (building projects) as well as funding the on-going mission of the church.

Capital Campaigns

Capital Fundraising Campaigns raise large sums of money for building maintenance and/or large projects. Campaigns can last anything from two to twelve years and each Capital Campaign requires clear planning, preparation and good project management.

Each appeal needs to be considered in its unique local context, and parishes are encouraged to contact Juliet Evans at an early stage of considering a possible project.