Finding the Money (and reducing costs!)
Few projects or ideas succeed without money - maybe only where the best volunteers give their time and resources are given free.
So where will the money come from? Below are a number of links to useful resources.
Grants and trusts
Their are a huge number of grant making bodies and many, many trusts that have been set up to finance all manner of projects. The spreadsheet lists a number of these and is downloadable for you to search.
A facility for people to donate toward your project; please see the text giving page for further details.
Stewardship have been helping people give since 1906 and has provided advice, guidance, inspiration and practical tools to make it simple for people to give easily and tax effectively: www.stewardship.org.uk
The Diocesan Board of Finance (DBF) offers some loans to churches, please see your Archdeacon for advice.
A very useful resource which pulls together a whole range of reources that could be required for your parish, from energy suppliers to photocopiers: www.parishbuying.org.uk
The government's Gift Aid scheme can be a valuable source of income, allowing those who have donated money to increase their gift by up to 25%. For more information visit: www.parishresources.org.uk/giftaid
There are a number of ways of increasing your churches income stream. These are listed on 'Making Better Use of Spaces'.
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