Grant funding

This page provides information on grant funding bodies and related resources for parishes.

Diocesan funds

Parishes in the Diocese of Coventry can apply to these funds:

Information about external funds
  • The Parish Resource website has funding guides and lists of grant-making organisations which parishes can apply to.
  • The Churchcare website gives guidance on the major national funding bodies for works to church buildings, and on funds available from the national church.
  • The National Church's Guide to sources of charitable grants for churches can be found here.
  • The Warwickshire and Coventry Historic Churches Trust provides grants to historic churches across Coventry and Warwickshire.
  • To reclaim VAT on some works to listed church buildings, you can contact the Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme.  A link to their website is in the 'Other websites' panel.
  • Database of grant-making trusts: We have a subscription to a searchable online database of grant-making trusts, which you can search to find organisations which might be interested in funding your projects.  For more information and for temporary online access to the database, contact Claire Strachan by email or on 02476 521353.
Other resources

Parish Spotlights (statistics)

In 2014 the Church of England’s research and statistics team produced comprehensive summaries of the statistical data available about every parish in the Diocese. These are valuable resources in their own right, and could prove particularly useful in applying for funding.

These spotlights can be accessed from the documents library (select "Parish Spotlights" from the library section menu).