Funding and Grants

We can offer training, advice and support to parishes who are seeking funds for building projects, covering building, equipment, community and staff costs (e.g. children and families, youth, older people's or community worker posts). 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

Click here for information and application forms.

Bishop of Guildford's Communities Fund

More information and application forms. 

Grant-Making Organisations

Click here for core lists of funders and further information.

Digital Giving

Are you looking to use card readers or the internet to help raise funds, collect sponsorship or crowdfund a parish project? Visit the Parish Resources website for useful guidance.

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 ​Sarah Vullo at an early stage of considering a possible project.

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