Trusts and Foundations

The Pilgrim Trust

The Pilgrim Trust aims preserve and promote Britain’s historical and intellectual assets and to provide assistance to vulnerable members of society, by supporting projects where our funds will make the greatest impact. They are also interested in projects where charities are having difficulty in raising funds from other sources.

Areas of Interest
The Pilgrim Trust concentrates its funding into two areas, Preservation and Scholarship and Social Welfare.

  • The Pilgrim Trust now operates a two stage application process
  • Applications are open all year around
  • Trustees meet to consider grants  four times per year


The Pilgrim Trust

55a Catherine Place

Phone: 020 7834 6510
Email: [email protected]


The Trusthouse Charitable Foundation

The Trusthouse Charitable Foundation is a grant making charity which supports projects in rural

Communities and/or areas of urban deprivation in the UK.

Funding is directed towards established projects related to the Foundation’s priority areas: health and disability; community support; and arts, education and heritage. Eligibility for each grant depends on the annual income of the organisation, the amount of funding that is being applied for and whether you are looking for capital or running costs. Grants of up to

£30,000 are available.

For more information:

Guidelines for applicants

Tel: 020 72644990


The Tudor Trust

The Tudor Trust is an independent grant making trust, providing financial assistance to community and voluntary organisations in the UK, with a particular focus on community organisations, which work directly people who are at the margins of society.

Applicants don’t need to have charitable status but will need to demonstrate that the funding will be used for a charitable purpose and that the applicant can demonstrate, key characteristics mentioned in the

Tudor Trust Funding Guidelines.

The Trust can provide funding for the following:

Capital Costs

Project Costs

Equipment Costs

For more information:

Tudor Trust Funding Guidelines.

Tel: 020 7727 8522


ASDA Foundation

The ASDA Foundation assists registered charities and community groups within the UK that require financial assistance. The Foundation only supports a limited number of requests that have the direct involvement from ASDA colleagues. No minimum or maximum grant amount is stipulated, and applications may be made at any time. ASDA colleagues will typically support local charities, community groups, schools, playgroups, community centres and football teams.

For more information:


B&Q Waste Donation Scheme

B&Q operates its Waste Donation Scheme through all of its stores within the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland. B&Q donates products that they are unable to sell and waste materials for re-use. These products include:

  • slightly damaged tins of paint
  • off-cuts of timber
  • odd rolls of wallpaper
  • end-of-range materials.

Any products that have been donated by B&Q should be used in such a way that they benefit the local community and the environment.

For more information:


Co-op Membership Community Fund

The Co-op Membership Community Fund allows community groups, self-help organisations and charities across the UK to benefit from funding for a range of community projects. No stipulations are made for match funding and grants typically range from £100 to £2,000. There is no deadline for applications. Eligible costs are equipment, event costs, rent or fixtures, sport or computer equipment.

For more information:

Tel: 0844 262 4001

E mail: [email protected]


The Rayne Foundation

The Rayne Foundation aspires to understand and engage with the needs of UK society. They work within four sectors; arts, education, health and medicine, and social welfare and development. The Rayne Foundation provides funding for salaries and all types of project costs, ‘seed corn’ projects, general running or core costs and finally capital costs of buildings and equipment.

For more information:

Tel: 020 7487 9656

Email: [email protected]


National Churches Trust

The National Churches Trust is a not-for profit organisation, who are independent from the government and church authorities. The Trust promotes and supports church buildings of historic, architectural and community value across the UK, and accepts applications from listed and unlisted Christian places of worship throughout the UK. The grants that the Trust offer are:

The Repair Grants programme offers grants of £10,000 to £40,000 for urgent and essential structural repair  projects with costs of at least £100,000 (including VAT and fees).

The Community Grants Programme offers grants of £10,000 to £40,000 towards projects that enable access and wider use of places of worship through the introduction of new facilities, primarily kitchens and toilets. Projects must have an estimated cost of at least £25,000 (including VAT and fees).

The Partnership Grant programmes, which are applied for via participating local church Trusts, offers grants of £2,500 and above for urgent repair projects with an estimated total project cost of between £10,000 and £100,000 (including VAT and fees).

A new pilot Project Viability and Development Grants Programme has recently been launched offering grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 to help churches become more sustainable by testing the viability of proposed solutions, and through the development of guiding policies and plans to support large grant applications and to meet RIBA stage 1.

For more information:

The Grants Team – 0207 222 0605 – [email protected]

The National Churches Trust

7 Tufton Street




Allchurches Trust Limited

Allchurches Trust Limited is a registered charity which aims to promote the Christian religion, to contribute to the funds of any charitable institutions or associations and to carry out any charitable purpose. Grants will be considered in response to appeals in support of Churches, Church establishments, religious charities and charities preserving UK heritage. Grant applications can be obtained from the Allchurches Trust website.

For more information:

Tel: 01452 873189

Email: [email protected]


Welsh Church Act Fund

The Welsh Church Act Fund is a charitable trust. The purpose of the trust is to make grants of a philanthropic nature for a wide-range of purposes, including the restoration and maintenance of places of worship and burial grounds. Individuals should contact their local authority to find out information relating to eligibility criteria and the trusts current funding priorities.

Set out below are the contact details for the 22 local authorities in Wales. Support may vary between each local authority so individuals should contact their relevant local authorities to find out what funding is available in their locality.

Blaenau Gwent Council

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 01495 311556

Bridgend Council

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 01656 643643

Caerphilly County Borough Council

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 01443 815588

Cardiff Council

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 02920 872088 (Welsh)

02920872087 (English)

Carmarthenshire County Council

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 01267 234567

Ceredigion County Council

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 01545 570881

Conwy Borough Council

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 01492 574000

Denbighshire County Council

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 01824 706101

Flintshire County Council

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 01352 752121

Gwynedd Council

Email: Via Enquiries Form

Enquiry Form

Tel: 01766 771000

Isle of Anglesey County Council

Tel: 01248 750057

Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 01685 725000

Monmouthshire County Council

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 01633 644644

Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 01639 686868

Newport City Council

Email: [email protected]

Enquiry Form

Tel: 01633 656656

Pembrokeshire County Council

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 01437 764551

Powys County Council

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 0845 6027030

Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 01443 425005

City and County of Swansea

Tel: 01792 636000

The Vale of Glamorgan Council

Email: N/A

Enquiry Form

Tel: 01446 700 111

Torfaen County Borough Council

Email: [email protected]

Enquiry Form

Tel: 01495 762200

Wrexham County Borough Council

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 01978 292000


Garfield Weston Foundation

The Garfield Weston Foundation is a grant-giving charity for UK registered charities. The Foundation will also consider applications from a limited number of exempt organisations, these include: churches educational establishments hospitals and housing corporations.

There are no formal deadlines for submitting applications and organisations should allow approximately four months for a final outcome, though acknowledgement letters are sent within four weeks. Details of how to apply are available on the Foundations’ website

For more information:

Guidelines for Applicants.

Tel: (020) 7399 6565


James Pantyfedwen Foundation

The Foundation’s objectives have been set out in a scheme agreed with the charity commission. These are as follows:

“the advancement, encouragement and promotion of religion, education, the arts and agriculture and other charitable purposes for the benefit of Welsh persons primarily in Wales”.

Guidance for individuals and organisations submitting applications on behalf of Churches can be obtained by clicking on the link in this text or by visiting the Foundation’s website.

For more information:

Tel: 01970 612806:


Email:[email protected]


Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme

The Scheme makes grants towards the VAT incurred in maintenance and repairs to listed buildings which are primarily used for public worship.

For more information:

Tel: 0845 601 5945


The Wolfson Foundation

The Wolfson Foundation is a grant making charity offering financial support for new build, refurbishment and equipment in a wide range of fields including science and medicine, health, education, the arts and humanities. One of the foundation’s current funding priorities covers the conservation of Anglican churches. Further information on eligibility can be found in the

Historic Building and landscape section of the foundations website.

For more information:

Tel: 020 7323 5730



The Idlewild Trust

The Idlewild Trust provides financial assistance for projects concerned with encouraging performing arts, visual arts and the fine arts, the advancement of education within the arts and the preservation of buildings and items of historic interest or national importance. However the Trust does not fund new work within a restoration project such as new heating systems, annexes or facilities. Grants of up to £5,000 are available to UK registered charities or publicly exempt charities.

For more information:

Application Guidance

E-mail: [email protected]


Memorials Grant Scheme

The UK Government Department for Culture, Media and Sport funded Memorials Grant Scheme has an annual budget of about £500,000 and is active in Wales. The Scheme makes grants towards the VAT incurred by registered charities (and faith groups exempted from registering as charities), in the construction, repair and maintenance of public memorial structures.

For more information:

Tel: 0845 600 6430


The Big Lottery

The Welsh branch of the Big Lottery Fund delivers funding to a range of different projects which meet the priorities set out in policies laid down by the Welsh Government.

The Big Lottery Fund website has a Funding Finder which has been set up to enable individuals and community groups to locate funding for a variety of different projects. Their website also has a constituent support page which aims to help elected public representatives provide their constituents with information on funding schemes available in their locality.

The Big Lottery Fund Advice Line can be contacted on

0300 123 0735.