Faith Funders

Funder Amount Closing Date Status
(Social Economy Growth Fund) Not Specified 17 Feb 2017 Closed The Social Economy Growth Fund will enable the third sector/social economy to improve and increase services and support for people experiencing poverty and disadvantage. It will help organisations to increase their capacity to support disadvantaged people – for example by expanding existing services and employing additional staff. The Fund will support organisations with a proven track record of working successfully with individuals and families who experience disadvantage, poverty and social exclusion. Organisations applying are expected to: •support people to move into better paid employment •increase household income •improve people's skills •empower people to find and own solutions to poverty themselves   Full details including eligibility criteria and the application process are available from https://beta.gov.scot/publications/social-economy-growth-fund-guidance/ The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 17 February.
Anchor Foundation Small: Up to £10,000 31 Jul 2017 Open This scheme makes grants available to UK-registered Christian charities for projects that encourage social inclusion through ministries of healing and the arts. Grants of between £500 and £10,000 per year are available. it is normal practice not to give grants to the same project for more than three years.  Charities with a number of projects operating should choose a sigle project for the application. Projects that have had three years funding may apply again two years from the payment of the last grant. The foundation awards grants for projects ( including projects abroad) which encourage social inclusion through ministries of healing and the arts. Application forms are available to complete online and to download from the foundation's website. the foundation will not acknowledge receipt of applications and only successful applicants will be contacted after the trustees meeting if Succcessful the foundation will contact the applicant for further information such as a project budget and annual accounts. Applications for capital or revenue funding will be considered however grants for building work will only be considered in exceptional circumstances successful applicants should wait 12 months before applying again. unsuccessful applicats can re-apply after 12 months.  
Beatrice laing trust Small: Up to £10,000 Open Beatrice laing trust focus is on the relief of poverty and the advancement of the evangelical Christian faith, both at home and abroad. Financial support is given to a wide range of charities seeking to relieve poverty in its broadest sense, both throughout the UK and overseas. Grant recipients include: Organisations, many of them Christian organisations working to express their faith through practical action to help those in need, offering direct support to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged in society, including: the homeless the elderly former Servicemen and women ex-offenders Charities providing practical services to people with physical, mental and learning difficulties and their families/carers. Examples include: special schools seeking to develop and expand their facilities in order to enable them to meet the needs of people with increasingly complex disabilities those involved in supporting young people with complex needs in the transition into adulthood, providing supported accommodation and opportunities for training/meaningful employment those seeking to provide facilities for respite care Organisations providing opportunities for training and development to young people, in particular those who are disadvantaged or ‘at risk’. Small-scale overseas development projects aiming to build the capacity of local partners to develop long-term sustainable solutions to local problems in countries in the developing world
Beaverbrrok Foundation Small: Up to £10,000 Open This scheme makes grants avalible to charities in the uk undertaking projects in the following areas: The erection or improvement of the fabric of any church building the purchase of books, papers, manuscripts or works of art care of the aged or infirm in the UK Funding is available and is allocated in line with their policy which is to provide small grants to small organisations that will make a big difference. most grants are up to £2,000; however,larger grants are available, the trustees will not normally consider grants to cover expenditure which has already been incurred or committed Donations can be made for: Capital expenditure, such as to acquire or upgrade physical assets such as building, fixtures and fittings, machinery, furniture and other equipment. revenue/ runninig costs special projects    
Deco Gloria Trust Not Specified Open This scheme is open to registerd charities that initiate or support activities with the aim of promoting christianity. Ther are no stated minimum or maximum levels of funding awards are made at the discretion of the trustees. trustee meetings are held at the beginning of march june september and december when applications will be considered applications must be received at least two weeks prior to a meeting in order to be properly assessed
Faiths in Scotland Community Action Fund Small: Up to £10,000 29 Sep 2017 Open The fund has announced the next round of funding in partnership with the STV Appeal, which will result in more funding being awarded to develop the work of faith groups tackling poverty amongst children, young people and families living in poverty.  
Garfield Weston Foundation Large: Over £100,000 Open The Foundation aims to be responsive to where need is greatest. We therefore support a wide range of charitable activity rather than having specific priorities for funding or regional bias. Our Trustees support excellence and, rather than predetermining where funds should be given, prefer to respond on a flexible basis to organisations that can show that they are addressing a need and that their work is high quality.
Grants for Places of Worship (HLF) Large: Over £100,000 Open The Grants for Places of Worship programme is for projects that involve urgent structural repairs to public places of worship that are listed at Categories A, B and C.It is a joint scheme, run by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Historic Scotland. As part of a repair project, we can also fund work to encourage greater community use and engagement. You can apply for a grant from £10,000 to £250,000.      
Jerusalem Trust Not Specified Open this scheme makes grants available for voluntary and community organisationd undertaking projects for the promotion of the christian faith and charistian education in the UK. In particular, the scheme wishes to support projects with the following themes: charistian evangelism and relies work overseas, specifically the provision of support for indigenous training centres and the provision of christian literature in central and eastern europe and angophone sub-saharan africa. Media projects that promote christianity as well as training and networking projects for christians working professionally in, or considering a career in the media the development of christian curriculum resource materials for schools, the recuitment and development of christian teachers in all subjects and adult lay christian training and education. christian art. new ways of sorking with children and young people including projects that undertake christian work with prisoners,ex- prisoners and their families. funding is avaliable for UK registered charitis or activities with clearly defined charitable purposes with specified requirement for match to be found.
On Organ Fund Up to £5,000 30 Sep 2017 Open The fund exists for the purpose of supporting the provision and restoration of pipe organs in the British Isles. An application can be made only if and when all of the following conditions have been met:   the project is for the main organ in the church; a fund has been set up and at least half the amount required (including VAT if applicable) has been raised; a contract has been signed with the organ builder; a faculty (if applicable) has been granted. The Fund receives many applications and most grants are currently between £100 and £1000. Applications are considered in May and November of each year and the final dates for receipt of application by the Secretary are 30 April and 30 September respectively.
St Nicholas Care Fund Not Specified Open Grant for voluntary sector organisations in the City of Glasgow, the districts of East and West Dunbartonshire, North and South Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire and Inverclyde, and that part of Argyll and Bute District around Helensburgh and the Gareloch that assist with social need. The St Nicholas Care Fund exists to provide help in Christ's name to those most at need in society regardless of their race, colour or creed. The Fund is a Church agency, although the help which will be provided is not restricted to activities or interests carried out within the Church.Applications may be submitted at any time and are considered quarterly.
William and Jane Morris Fund Small: Up to £10,000 31 Aug 2017 Open This scheme makes grants available for places of worship undertaking restoration projects in the UK . Only buildings or monuments erected before 1896 are eligible