Funding for Energy Efficiency Work

Is your church undertaking some energy efficiency plans – and looking for funding? Here are some thoughts on first steps

Diocesan Grants

Implementation Grants

If you’ve had a diocesan energy audit, you’re eligible to apply for an implementation grant up to the cost of the audit. Contact to receive the form.

Top-up Grants

The diocese has received some funding from our partners at Trust for Oxfordshire’s Environment, which we can use to top up the implementation grants by a small amount for key energy efficiency projects that churches would find difficult to fund. If you’d like to know more, email


Funding advice from the National Church

The Parish Resources team have put together a useful guide to Charitable Grants for Churches, which includes a section on ‘Environmental and Sustainability Projects’

The Church of England website also has useful step-by-step Funding and Capital Appeals Guidance


Other Grant Funding

Oxfordshire Community and Voluntary Action has a list of funders that give environmental grants for projects in Oxfordshire (and often beyond).