Your Church has exciting plans to play your part in caring for God’s creation, but where is the money going to come from?
For a comprehensive overview of how to raise funds for an environmental project watch the two Church of England Environment Campaign webinars on environmental fundraising which are part of the Getting to Net Zero webinar series.
Diocese Church Buildings Fund
This fund, which offers grants of up to £5,000 per parish is to support churches with maintaining and improving their church buildings as vital centres of worship, community and mission. It has been designed to particularly to reduce the environmental impact of churches. Details.
Explore different funding options
- Grant funding. See our list of grant funding bodies that fund environmental projects. Download here.
- Community fundraising. Find out more here.
- Loan funding. If your project is likely to generate savings, you could take out a loan and pay it back with the money you save. For example, a fitting LED lights will often save considerably on a churches’ electricity bill with a short payback period on the capital outlay. The Leeds Diocesan Board of Finance lend money through their loan scheme. Find out more here.
There is a 12 step Funding and Capital Appeals Guidance on the Church of England website.
The Diocesan Stewardship and Income Generation team can help in a number of ways. Visit their pages to meet the team and view their resources here.
The DAC (Diocesan Advisory Committee) can provide advice and information on applying for a faculty for development work in churches.