ACVO Opportunities


Christian Projects Grants Programme

Funding available: up to £10,000 per year

Applications close: 31/01/2024

About this fund

The Christian Projects grant programme provides grants to support projects that explicitly promote the Christian faith in the UK.

We value projects that set out to nurture and grow people’s journey in Christian faith and grow churches, and only support work that comes from a Church of England context, or, that is fully ecumenical.

There are three priority areas for this fund. All applications must explicitly address one or more of these priorities.

The three priority areas for the Christian Projects grant programme are as follows:

 Priority  1 Meeting the spiritual needs of older people, including those with dementia
 Priority  2 Reaching out to the unchurched – especially young people and young families – by nurturing their spiritual interest and well-being
 Priority  3 Projects which support and care for Anglican clergy at times of need

The priorities all have equal weighting, no one is more important than another. If you are considering applying, check that your project strongly fits one of these priorities. If your project fits more than one priority that’s OK too.

If you are applying under Priority 2 – reaching out to the unchurched please note:

  • we are looking for projects which are primarily and explicitly about promoting the Christian faith, that lead to tangible progress and growth in people’s faith journeys and that lead directly to church growth.
  • we are not looking for projects that, whilst motivated by Christian faith, are primarily delivering social action, such as: general community outreach work, work focussed on reducing poverty and inequality or enhancing community cohesion.
  • for work with young people in schools we will consider projects which enhance the provision of Collective Worship and which engage with young people outside the context of the curriculum, such as assemblies, lunch clubs and prayer spaces.

Key grant details
Grant size: £10k+ per year
Length: Up to 3 years (most grants are for 1-2 years)
Decision timescale: 5 months
Deadlines: None

Qualifying criteria
Please only apply for this grant if you meet the following criteria:

Organisation size: Up to £1m
Location of work: UK only
Funding covers: Projects
Organisation type: Churches, small charities and not-for-profit organisations

Looking for support with funding?

Identifying funding opportunities and writing grant applications can seem overwhelming, especially when the future sustainability of your group is dependent on gaining funding support. 

Our supportive Funding Officer, Claire Shaw, can help your organisation with every step of the funding application process, from carrying out funding searches to proofreading your application.

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