Created: 27th October 2023 at 07:44


Grants and Funding




Guidance on what funds might be available to help cover the cost of your project.


There are range of grants available to help fund your project.

  • Consider carefully if you are ready to apply for grants - do you have costs, timescales, surveys, consent, tenders etc. Read this document first – Are You Ready to Apply for Grants?
  • Please check carefully the published guidelines and criteria before applying for funding, making note of the timeframe for deadlines and decisions, and procedure for the release of funds. It is often helpful to get in touch with funders to discuss your project at an early stage.
  • Grants are just one way to raise money and should be part of a carefully planned fundraising strategy.  See the fundraising page for more  information. 


Searching for Grants

To search for grants, take a look at your local authority website as it might subscribe to a national database which you can access for free.

South Cambridgeshire, for instance, has GrantGrabber.  Churches in Norfolk might find the Diocese of Norwich’s Grant Finder useful.

Other useful websites include:

For lists of grants specifically for building related projects including maintenance, repairs, reordering, facilities, organs, bells, stained glass and wall paintings, please contact Holly Robinson (nee Isted).


Advice on how to avoid the most common mistakes


National Lottery Heritage Fund (previously the Heritage Lottery Fund)

  • In 2023 the National Lottery Heritage Fund announced a new 10-year Strategy, Heritage 2033. 
  • Details of how this will be implemented have been released sporadically and are set to be reviewed by the Fund annually.
  • To find out the latest, visit the website:

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