General grants

Projects that support the church and community

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Projects that support the church and community
Benefact Trust’s General Grants Programme supports projects that demonstrate an impact on people and communities.
Churches, cathedrals, denominational bodies, Christian charities, and schools and educational institutions are all eligible to apply. All applicants must be able to demonstrate a clear Christian foundation or ethos.
The programme typically funds capital projects, not salaries or running costs, and in most cases we give a small percentage of the project cost as this enables us to support many worthwhile causes. However, we do take into account deprivation in determining grants, and this can result in an increased grant award in some cases.
Our General Grants Programme supports the repair, restoration, protection and improvement of churches, cathedrals and other places of Christian worship where changes support wider community use and enable greater impact.
The programme also supports projects that help to tackle social issues, for example homelessness, poverty, climate change and cultural cohesion, and projects that support Christian leaders, and help to share the Christian faith.
Examples of smaller projects funded through the General Grants Programme:

Examples of larger projects funded through the General Grants Programme:

Before submitting an application, why not head to our advice and resources hub, where you will find useful guidance and tools for project planning, impact reporting, as well as advice on applying for funding, publicising your project and much more.
To apply for a grant under the General Grants Programme, you will need to complete this online application form. If you have any questions about the programme take a look at our FAQ's.
General Grants Documents