Churches can now use the Church Grants database to search for possible funding for building and community projects.
This follows a collaboration between the Diocese of Exeter and the team behind Church Grants.
The website describes itself as the “only church and faith-based focused online grant search engine.”
It lists hundreds of local and national funding sources relevant to churches as well as resources to help churches plan a fundraising campaign. There is also an interactive forum where people can ask questions and get advice.
The Diocese has signed-up to a three year deal with Church Grants. The Growing the Rural Church project is also contributing to the cost.
Churches can log onto the website to set up an account. A parish number is needed to register, which can be obtained by emailing Brigit.firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning Exeter’s Old Deanery reception on 01392 294940.