Funding Local Projects

Funding Local Projects

Our partners Church Urban Fund (CUF)provide financial assistance where it is needed most – last year to the tune of £1.5 million!

We are helping projects in the area to receive funding.

The Together Grant programme is run by Church Urban Fund and provides small grants of up to £5,000 for churches and other faith groups to engage in social action, by supporting them to initiate or develop community work.

The programme has the following criteria:

  • Tackling poverty: The activity must be directly tackling poverty. We favour activities that are working directly with people in need.

  • Christian faith basis: The lead applicant should be a church or organisation with a Christian foundation.

  • Working in partnership: Applicants need to be working in partnership with at least one other church or organisation. This partnering organisation does not need to be Christian.

  • Local community focus: The activity needs to be based in the local community and to have local community involvement in identifying needs, initiating responses and running the project.

Click here to download our Summary Sheet

CUF also produce Grants Guidance notes, which explain in detail their criteria (including things that they won’t fund). 

* Full details can be found on the CUF website


Maximum Grant Size: £5,000

The main aim of this fund is to tackle poverty.

•    Applications will be considered by projects that aim to tackle urban or rural poverty.
•    The focus of the fund is on community activities.
•    This fund is for new work, or the expansion of existing work.
•    Applications will also be considered for feasibility studies and pilot schemes.
•    The fund will accept applications from any Christian denomination, or none.
•    Activities must take place within an area of the top 15% of Deprivation, using the IMD Scales as a point of reference. (Please ask for clarification if you are unsure if your application is eligible, before filling in the form).
•    Projects addressing the specific issues of education, crime, unemployment, access to services etc. may also be submitted for consideration, without relevant IMD scores but must have other supporting statistical evidence.
•    Applications will be considered for contributions to Salaries or Sessional workers, running costs and Capital Expenditure.  However please note the criteria of new work, above.

This fund will not support:
•    Ongoing work.
•    Work that is mainly for the benefit of Church congregations.
•    Evangelism (Please apply to The Growth Fund).
•    Applications for more than one year’s support.

An Application Form can be requested from Mrs Jean Overton:

T: 01543 306 059


Click here to download our Summary Sheet