Allchurches Trust

Did you know that Methodist churches can apply to Allchurches Trust for a grant?

Allchurches Trust is one of the UK’s largest grant-giving charities and gave a record £16.9 million to churches, charities and schools in 2018. It has made some changes to its giving for 2019 and is keen to increase the number of grants it gives to denominations outside of the Church of England, including Methodist churches.

The Trust has increased grants for smaller projects by 50%, with these grants now ranging from £1,000 up to £15,000 for projects with a total cost of up to £1 million. While most of Allchurches’ grants fall into this category, larger grants are also available for projects costing over £1 million.

Allchurches has also doubled the uplift on grants to projects in areas that are high on the national Index of Multiple Deprivation, placing even more of an emphasis on helping people in areas of greatest need throughout the UK and Ireland.

To see if your church project could be eligible for a grant, you should visit the Trust’s ‘What we fund’ and ‘How to apply’ pages. There’s also useful advice focused on what to think about before you fill in your application form here. There’s a success rate of more than 80% for applications falling within the grant policies of the Trust.

Chairman of Allchurches Trust, Sir Philip Mawer, said: “The recent changes to our grant-giving are aimed at attracting applications from a more diverse range of churches and charitable organisations. We particularly like to give grants to churches running projects that encourage wider community use of church buildings and help those in need, from tackling homelessness and reducing isolation to engaging disadvantaged young people and improving the health of local people.”

Examples of Methodist projects that Allchurches have funded include:

Pierremont Methodist Church in County Durham (The Giving Garden)

Haxby and Wigginton Methodist Church, near York

Touchstone, Bradford

Trinity Methodist Church, Clacton

Wharton and Cleggs Lane

You can find out more and apply for a grant online at 

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