EcoHub

Welcome to the EcoHub

The EcoHub is your one-stop shop for information, practical advice and theological reflection on how we can best care for God’s creation. 

We’ve entered all the resources - a collection of our own and those from other organisations and groups - into an easy-to-search database. Just enter the term you’re looking for into the search box – and you can browse materials that will be relevant to you. 

We've also identified seven categories that align with the Eco Church framework, which we thoroughly encourage churches to follow. Click on the topic headings below to see related resources - they're a great starting point for individuals too.

Worship and teaching

Resources for delivering sermons, prayers, small group courses, services and sung worship.  

Buildings

Resources to support the care and management of our buildings in a way that’s better for the environment and works towards net zero carbon. 

Churchyards

Resources to help us manage our land for the benefit of wildlife and the environment. 

Lifestyle

Resources to support individuals take action to reduce the environmental impact of our daily lives  

Advocacy

Resources to support churches, schools and individuals to speak up for local and global climate issues, particularly focusing on climate justice 

Fundraising

Resources to signpost to funders, and tips on how to fundraise effectively for environmental projects 

Understanding climate, ecology and theology

Reading matter, videos, training courses and podcasts on a wide range of topics that will help individuals to further their understanding of climate issues 

Browse for resources

Enter your own search word(s) in the search box below to find exactly what you are looking for - you might like to try things such as ‘school’, ‘churchyard’, ‘energy’, ‘pray’, ‘children’ etc.

Advice for churches on environmental fundraising

Description:
A recording of a talk to our Greenshoots Network by Joshua Townson on fundraising for environmental actions
Audience:
Parishes

Antony Hornby Charitable Trust

Description:
Antony Hornby Charitable Trust. Makes general charitable donations to organisations including those working in: Arts and culture; Animals and environment; Community development and heritage, so can include churches.
Audience:
Parishes

Ashden Award and Funding scheme

Description:
Ashden Awards. Awards organisation that identifies and helps fund sustainable energy solutions at the local level, across the world, and through this bring social, economic and environmental benefits. They run Let's Go Zero for schools.
Audience:
Schools

Awards for All - National Lottery

Description:
Awards for All (National lottery). For local community projects. Can fund running costs, small refurbishment projects, equipment, events, transport utilities. Apply at least 16 weeks before you need the money. Grants of £300 - £20,000.
Audience:
Parishes

Benefact Trust

Description:
Benefact Trust (formerly Allchurches). Funds projects that demonstrate a focus on the impact on people and communities and promote the Christian faith: Repairs, renovations and new builds; Community outreach; Protection of heritage.
Audience:
Parishes

Berkshire Community Foundation

Description:
A variety of funding streams to support charities, volunteer groups and other non-profit organisations working to improve people’s lives in Berkshire.
Audience:
Parishes

Biffa Award - Main Grants

Description:
Biffa Award - Main Grants. Awards grants (through the Landfill Communities Fund) to projects that provide or improve Biodiversity, Community spaces, Recreation, Partnership.
Audience:
Parishes

Big Bike Revival 2023

Description:
Focusing on teaching skills and leading bike rides. If you can deliver events that meet the criteria, grant of up to £2,000 are available. These can be spent on equipment to expand capacity, venue hire for learn events or instructors.
Audience:
Parishes

Buckinghamshire Council Community Board project funding

Description:
Funding is open to applications from community and voluntary organisations for projects that meet the fund criteria and Community Board priorities. Open year round with each budget year ending on 31 March.
Audience:
Parishes

Climate Action Fund - National Lottery

Description:
Climate Action Fund (National lottery). Enables people and communities to deliver high impact, community-led climate action in: Sustainable energy; Transport; Consumption; Food; Protecting/generating space and habitats.
Audience:
Parishes

Community Action Groups (CAG) Oxfordshire

Description:
CAG Oxfordshire is a network of over 100 CAGs in the county working to make it a safer, fairer, greener, more sustainable place to be. Useful funding directory & their "The Key" newsletter includes funding opportunities regularly.
Audience:

Community fundraising advice

Description:
Widely applicable advice from the Diocese of Leeds on community fundraising
Audience:
Parishes

Community Fundraising Ideas

Description:
A Greenshoots Network get-together compiled a list of community fundraising ideas for project funding
Audience:
Parishes

Crowdfunder Knowledge Hub

Description:
Guidance for each step of running a project on Crowdfunder
Audience:
Parishes

Environmental funding sources for churches

Description:
Church of England Parish Resources collection of charitable grants for churches for many areas including biodiversity, environmental and sustainability projects
Audience:
Parishes

Environmental fundraising resources

Description:
Church of England 'Fundraising for Net Zero Carbon and the Environment' webpage with information on possible sources of funding for projects to reduce carbon emissions.
Audience:
Individuals

Environmental Fundraising Webinar Series for Churches

Description:
YouTube playlist of Church of England Environment Programme webinar recordings on Environmental Fundraising
Audience:
Parishes

Funding - Many sources

Description:
Oxfordshire County Council's webpage listing grant making bodies and funding opportunities. Many are national, some are local to Oxfordshire.
Audience:
Parishes

Funding for All directory

Description:
Funding for All points to funding sources, search for "church" etc.
Audience:
Parishes

Funding for community energy projects

Description:
Community Energy England's collection of a wide range of funding opportunities relevant to community energy organisations. Many can be relevant to other groups.
Audience:
Parishes
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