Funding Opportunities

Mustard Seed Grants

“Provide grants to enable churches and faith-based organisations to engage in social action through supporting them to initiate or develop community work. This work will the enable groups to either undertake larger pieces of work or significantly improve the existing provision.”

To find out more and to get an application form visit  or contact the Link Officer in your area.

Rev Barry North Tel: 01273 421021
Fax: 01273 421041
Tony OakdenTel: 01483 571826
OxfordEdward WeissTel: 01494 673479
Rev Canon Bob WhiteTel: 023 9282 2687
Tel: 023 9282 2990
Fax: 023 9282 9320
John BeaumontTel: 020 7939 9414
Fax: 020 7939 9467

Grant finder

GRANTnet is an online resource enabling you to search for appropriate and specific funds for your project. Funding streams include government, private and voluntary sector funding. The information is regularly updated by When you use this resource, the details you enter are automatically copied to Church in Society: who hold a more comprehensive version of the resource and it may be that you would benefit from more detailed information which can be provided for you.

To Register and Access Grant Finder click here.

Grassroots Grants Scheme

If your group ticks all the boxes, then you could apply for a Grassroots Grant of £250 – £5000:

  • A not-for-profit voluntary or community group in England
  • Led by volunteers
  • Active in local community 12 months or more
  • Average income (over three years) of less than £30,000 per year
  • Works for the benefit of your local community

Allen Lane Foundation Grants Programme (UK)

The Allen Lane Foundation makes grants to not for profit organisations that work towards improving the lives of and integrating groups of people who are unpopular in UK society today. This includes:

  • asylum-seekers and refugees (but not groups working with a single nationality)
  • gay, lesbian, bi-sexual or transgender people
  • gypsies and travellers
  • offenders and ex-offenders
  • older people
  • people from black and minority ethnic communities and migrant workers
  • people experiencing mental health problems
  • people experiencing violence or abuse

The Foundation will make grants towards start-up, core or project costs. The grants range from one off grants of between £500 and £15,000 or grants of between £500 and £5,000 per year for up to three years. Applications can be made at any time.