Diocese of Chichester


Below are listed possible sources of alternative funding for charities, Christian organisations, churches and community projects. 

Cleaver Ordination Candidates Fund - An academic trust for university graduates who are accepted as candidates for Holy Orders in the Church of England and for ordained clergy taking post-graduate studies.
General Synod Board of Mission - Small grants. More likely to assist with expenses, books and travel than with fees.
Hockerill Educational Foundation
- A trust for those involved in teaching RE in schools (including clergy). UK with some priority given to the dioceses of St. Albans and Chelmsford.
Roxburgh Scholarship for Priests - Awarded annually to provide ordained women with opportunities for professional development outside England (lasting at least 6 weeks).
St Deiniol’s Library - Small grants.

Education Based Funding
Other Funding
Allchurches Trust - Aims to promote the Christian religion, to contribute to the funds of any charitable institutions or associations and to carry out any charitable purpose. Grants will be considered in response to appeals in support of Churches, Church establishments, religious charities and charities preserving UK heritage.
Andrews Charitable Trust - Christian charity that funds the set up and growth of innovative social purpose organisations. Supports emerging organisations with the potential to make significant contributions to either the advancement of the Christian religion or the alleviation of poverty, sickness or distress.
Charles Hayward Foundation - Makes grants to charities and charitable organisations which are registered in the UK.
Church Urban Fund - The Near Neighbours programme offers small grants between £250 and £5,000, as seed funding for local groups and organisations who are working to bring together neighbours, to develop relationships across diverse faiths and ethnicities in order to improve their communities.
Cinnamon Network - Provides micro-grants of £2,000 to any local church that wants to start a new community project.
Comic Relief - Allocates funding under four programme areas: investing in children and young people; empowering women and girls; improving health and wellbeing; and building stronger communities.
The Dulverton Trust - Provides money to UK registered charities and to organisations with charitable status. Supports a wide range of activities in the following categories: youth and education; general welfare; conservation; preservation, peace and humanitarian support, and Africa.
Funding Circle - Search for grants contracts and loans, plus help and advice on this website from NCVO. From 15 June 2016 you will need to subscribe to use the site: currently free for organisations with an income of under £100,000 per year.
Garfield Weston Foundation - A grant-giving charity for UK registered charities. The Foundation will also consider applications from a limited number of exempt organisations – churches, educational establishments, hospitals and housing corporations.
G C Gibson Charitable Trust - Makes donations and grants to charitable institutions.
Good Finance (Beta) - Provides a guide to social investment, including a list of places to go for finance and investment.
Heritage Lottery Fund - Gives grants to a wide range of projects involving the local, regional and national heritage of the UK. It distributes a share of the money raised by the National Lottery for Good Causes.
The Joseph Rank Trust - Independent Christian grant-maker with an interest in projects that: demonstrate a Christian approach to the practical, educational and spiritual needs of people of all ages; and the adaptation of Church properties to provide improved facilities for use by the church and its work in the community.
The Kirby Laing Foundation - Works particularly, but not exclusively, in the fields of medical research and the promotion of Christian faith and values.
Landfill Communities Fund - Tax credit scheme enables operators of landfill sites to contribute money to enrolled Environmental Bodies to carry out projects that meet environmental objects contained in the Landfill Tax Regulations.
Lloyds Bank Foundation - Invest, Enable and Enhance – offer short and long term grants. Support is adapted to the needs of small and medium sized charities (income between £25,000 and £1 million) that are committed to delivering work which breaks or prevents cycles of disadvantage.
The Sainsbury Family Trusts - 17 endowed grant-making trusts which fund registered charities or activities with clearly defined charitable purposes.
The Social Investment Business Group (SIB Group) - Exist to raise and connect capital to achieve the maximum possible social impact in the UK.
UnLtd - A charity which supports social entrepreneurs. Personal funding applications for clergy and full time Christian workers.