Grant funding

Diocesan funds

Parishes in the Diocese of Coventry can apply to several different funds. These are outlined below and in a table in this document.

For advice on the first four funds, please contact Jo Hands:

  • The Diocesan Mission Fund, which gives grants to parishes, benefices or deaneries for new mission projects
  • The Church Fabric Fund, which gives grants towards work on church buildings
  • The Church Improvements Fund, which gives grants to parishes for improving the facilities in their church buildings and works which will allow a church to enable and enhance mission and ministry. The Net Zero strands are for improvements that demonstrate a reduction in carbon footprint.
  • The Offa House Spirituality Capital Fund, which gives capital grants to parishes and deaneries to support the development of sustainable resources for retreat, reflection, reconciliation and enabling closer encounters with God and his creation.
  • Together for Change has a small grants scheme for community transformation projects
  • The Buildings for Mission Fund, which gives grants to small repair or improvement projects up to £10k, and funded by the Church Commissioners for 2024-2025

Information about external fund

To reclaim VAT on some works to listed church buildings, you can contact the Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme.


Grant Case Studies

Case Studies of Successful Grants

Buildings for Mission

Coventry Diocese has been awarded £110,000 by the Church Commissioners to give as grants towards small-scale repairs and improvements to churches in the diocese before the end of 2025. The primary focus will be essential fabric repair projects. The grant fund has been offered by the Archbishop's Council under the national Buildings for Mission project, made possible with Church Commissioner's funding.

Diocesan Mission Fund

Information about applications to the Diocesan Mission Fund

Offa House Spirituality Capital Fund

Information and how to apply for the Offa House Spirituality Capital Fund

Church Fabric Fund

Information about Church Fabric Fund grants

Church Improvements Fund

The Diocesan Church Improvements Fund provides limited funding to PCCs wishing to improve the facilities of their church buildings.

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