Land Buildings and Equipment

The National Churches Trust’s Medium Grants Programme Opens for Applications (UK) 17th April 2024

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to listed and unlisted Christian places of worship, of any denomination, across the UK towards project development and investigative work up to RIBA planning stage 1, to support churches preparing for a major project, and in developing their project to the point at which they can approach a major grant funder. Grants will never exceed 50% of the net project costs for this phase. The National Churches Trus...

Capital Grants for Theatre Improvements (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) 11th April 2024

Theatre Operators can apply for grants of up to £20,000 to improve the environmental sustainability of their theatres. The Theatre Improvement Scheme can support a range of projects that consider different ways theatre buildings or equipment can reduce their environmental impact. This might range from building management systems to more efficient water heaters, or a green roof to new windows. The funding is being made available through the Th...

Grants of up to £5,000 Available to Not-For-Profit Theatres to Carry Out Essential Works (UK) 9th April 2024

Grants of up to £5,000 are available through The Theatres Trust's Small Grants Programme for UK non-profit theaters. This initiative, backed by The Linbury Trust, aims to support projects aimed at ensuring the future viability and success of non-profit theaters in the UK, including essential small capital works, digital upgrades, and crucial machinery installations. The deadline for applications in this round is 12 noon on the 7th June 2024.

Funding to Boost the Capacity of Charities (UK) 19th March 2024

Capital grants of up to £250,000 are available to expand the capacity of UK registered charities and CIO’s working to improve the quality of life for people in need, particularly those living on very low incomes who have a disability or long-term illness. The Edward Gostling Foundation makes the funding available through its Capital Grant Programme. This programme encourages organisations to bring forward major capital projects costing £1...

Grants of up to £2 Million Available to Save Local Community Assets (UK) 13th March 2024

The UK government has announced that the final round of the £150 million Community Ownership Fund is now open for expressions of interest. This is a £150 million initiative from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities and is designed to help community groups take ownership of assets that are at risk of being lost, such as pubs, community halls, gardens, and sports clubs. The maximum grant available per project is £2 millio...

Grants for Urgent Maintenance Works & Small Repairs to Churches (UK) 11th March 2024

Grants of between £500 and £5,000 (exceptionally up to £10,000)are available to churches across the UK requiring urgent maintenance works and small repairs identified as high priority within a recent Quinquennial Inspection, Building Survey or Condition Report.. The funding will enable listed and unlisted Christian places of worship, of any denomination, to investigate or address small problems and control building deterioration. This could...

Grants for Urgent Structural Repairs to Churches (UK) 8th March 2024

Listed and unlisted Christian places of worship needing major, urgent structural repairs can apply for grants of up to £50,000. The funding, which is made available through the National Churches Trust’s Large Grants Programme, will cover up to 50% of larger, more complex projects costing over £80,000 incl. VAT.  Funding is also available for projects costing more than £30,000 incl. VAT that improve facilities such as kitchens and accessi...

Screwfix Foundation (UK) 16th February 2024

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to local charities and not for profit organisations for projects that will fix, repair, maintain and improve properties and community facilities for of those in need in the UK. The funding is being made available through the Screwfix Foundations and the grants are available for all kinds of projects, from repairing buildings and improving facilities in deprived areas, to decorating the homes of people liv...

Grants for the Restoration of Historic Country Buildings (England & Wales) 9th February 2024

Grants of up to £250,000 are available for the restoration and conservation of rural historic buildings and structures in England and Wales, including their gardens, grounds and outbuildings. The funding is made available by the Historic Houses Foundation to owners (charities, institutions, local authorities, and individuals) who are committed to the sustainable care, management, and public access of historic country houses. The funding is in...

Big Issue Invest Opens New Loans Programme (England) 24th January 2024

Big Issue Invest has launched a new fund to help charities and social enterprises grow their social impact. The Impact Loans England programme is designed to help organisations grow, diversify, or buy new assets. Flexible loans of between £20,000 to £400,000 are available with up to 20% of this amount as a grant, with terms of between 1 to 8 years and an interest rate of between 7.5%-8.5%. There is potential for up to 12 months of initial in...

Funding to Repair & Improve Christian Buildings (UK & Ireland) 18th August 2023

The Benefact Trust has launched a new funding programme to protect and enhance Christian buildings, ensuring their continued use and viability, and the safeguarding of their heritage. The Building Improvement Grants programme is open to applications from churches, cathedrals, denominational bodies, and Christian charities in the UK and Ireland, and will support capital costs such as essential repairs, improvements, equipment purchases, conserv...

Support for the Homeless Charities and Hospices (England and Wales) 2nd August 2023

Homelessness charities and hospices in England and Wales can apply for advice, support and grant funding to help with their construction projects. The grant is being provided by the Construction Industry's Charity (CRASH), and can be used for a variety of purposes, including refurbishing or renovating buildings, building new facilities, improving accessibility, and installing energy-saving measures. The grant is open to registered charities th...

Architectural Heritage Fund Launches Grants Programme to Help Restore Historic Buildings (England) 17th April 2023

The Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF) has launched a grants programme in England for 2023-2024 to support charities and social enterprises in the early planning stages of restoring and reusing historic buildings. The Project Viability Grants, which can reach up to £10,000, can be used for various costs, including professional fees, legal advice, business planning, market testing, and fundraising strategies. The AHF will prioritise projects in...

£1.9 Million Fund to Increase the Resilience of Places of Worship (Scotland, Wales & the North West of England) 7th March 2023

The National Lottery Heritage Fund, in partnership with the National Churches Trust, is making £1.9 million in funding available to increase the resilience of places of worship in Scotland, Wales and the north west of England (Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Cumbria). The three-year Cherish programme will provide grants of between £500 and £10,000 to help places of worship with small repairs, project development and maintenance, along wi...

National Churches Trust Announces Changes to Grants Programme (UK) 1st December 2022

The National Churches Trust has announced a change to its grants programmes which includes changes to the names of its grants and to the range of projects that can be funded. The Trust will continue to offer three types of grants: Small grants of up to £5,000 will support small but urgent maintenance and repair issues; Medium grants of up to £10,000 will fund small repair work or the development of projects; and Large grants will fund toilet...

Funding for Recreational Facilities for Disadvantaged Young People (England) 30th November 2022

Grants of up to £1,000 are available for affiliated sports clubs and organisations in England to provide recreational facilities for disadvantaged children and young people under the age of 21. The funding, which is made available by the Central Social and Recreational Trust, can be used to purchase equipment, and maintain gymnasiums or buildings to be used for recreational or other leisure time occupations by children who would otherwise be...

Loan Programme to Help Charities with Rising Energy Costs (England) 2nd November 2022

Charities and social enterprises in England which are struggling with rising energy costs can apply for unsecured loans of between £20,000 and £150,000 to install energy efficiency and renewable energy measures. The lending programme will enable organisations to save money on energy by installing a variety of measures such as more efficient lights, insulation or heat pumps, replacing old boilers systems with new efficient ones, double glazin...

Funding for Rural Community-led Regeneration Projects (Northern Ireland) 26th October 2022

Grants of up to £200,000 are available to charities, social enterprises and other not-for-profit groups in rural villages in Northern Ireland who want to tackle poverty and social isolation by developing a sustainable use for a disused historic building in their village. The Village Catalyst Grant Programme will help to address dereliction and local need by supporting rural communities to: carry out viability work (up to £10,000); develop th...

Phase 3b of the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme to Open for Applications (England) 30th September 2022

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has announced that Phase 3b of the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme is expected to open to applications from public sector organisations in England in October 2022. Up to £635 million in funding will be allocated to single and multi-year projects for the installation of low carbon heating in public sector buildings when existing fossil-fuelled systems reach the end of their working...

Finance for Energy Efficiency Projects (Scotland) 22nd July 2022

Scottish local authorities and universities are encouraged to apply for interest free loans to finance energy efficiency projects. Through the Recycling Fund Scheme, Salix will provide ring-fenced funding in the form of a repayable grant which is matched by the participating public sector organisation to be spent on estate-wide energy efficiency retrofits. The financial savings made from these projects are reinvested year-on-year for up to ten...

Funding for Rural Heritage Community Building Projects (Northern Ireland) 2nd March 2022

Grants of up to £200,000 are available to support charities, social enterprise and other not-for-profit groups in Northern Ireland with projects to tackle rural poverty and social isolation by developing a sustainable use for a disused historic building in their village. The Department for Communities, in partnership with the Department for Agriculture Environment and Rural Affairs, the Architectural Heritage Fund, and the Northern Ireland Ho...

Funding for Methodist Church Building Development Projects (UK & Ireland) 17th January 2022

Methodist Churches in the UK and Ireland can apply for funding to run building development projects that focus on church growth, community engagement and improving disabled access and facilities. Funded primarily by donations from Methodist Insurance PLC, the Allchurches Trust’s Methodist Grants Programme will provide grants of up to £60,000, with more funding awarded in the most disadvantaged areas. Projects previously supported under the...

£300 Million Fund to Support the Development of New Homes (UK) 28th September 2021

The Housing Growth Partnership, established by Lloyds Banking Group and Homes England, has announced a new £300 million equity fund to support the development of 10,000 new homes by 2025. The funding will enable investment into larger housebuilding projects, with up to £10 million per investment available for projects with a development value of up to £75 million. The fund will offer support for the delivery of a wider range of housing proj...

Funding to Support the Development of Low & Zero Carbon Heat Networks (England) 14th September 2021

The UK government has announced the latest round of heat network funding for England. The £270 million Green Heat Network Fund will assist the rollout of the next generation of heat networks, which will enable more homes and businesses to take up green heating technologies. The fund will function as a lower carbon successor to existing district heating incentives available in England, and will only support applications if they include low-car...

Funding to Make Scotland’s Urban and Rural Communities More Sustainable (Scotland) 19th August 2021

To help urban and rural communities to become more resilient and sustainable, the National Lottery Community Fund is awarding grants of up to £1 million to enable voluntary, community and public sector organisations to take ownership of land and buildings. Delivered in partnership by the National Lottery Community Fund and Highlands and Islands Enterprise, The Scottish Land Fund enables both urban and rural communities to successfully manage...