ACAT is delighted to announce that GRANTfinder has become one of our Partners in Ministry.
GRANTfinder supports a wide range of organisations – including local community groups and national charities – to fully realise their projects by bridging the gap between new ideas and external funding.
ACAT intends to work with GRANTfinder to help our members access new funding streams.
As Europe’s largest database of its type, GRANTfinder offers a user-friendly, accurate and continuously updated product that has helped secure millions of pounds worth of support for clients.
GRANTfinder’s Grants UK spokesman Matt Godfrey explained: “GRANTfinder allows treasurers to search, identify and apply for grants, armed with all the information they need to succeed.
“It’s a database with over 5,000 different grants from government, lottery, charitable foundations and corporate organisations.
“It’s an exceptionally intuitive service that enables you to search, save searches and set up email alerts, which ultimately means church treasurers need never miss a funding opportunity.
“Saving a huge amount of time, GRANTfinder can be used for their individual churches or any of the community groups associated with the church directly or within the parish.
“It has the potential to help fund pretty much every type of project.”
Matt adds that GRANTfinder enables church treasurers to identify grants that are “somewhat off radar as well as the well known ones”.
He continued: “The wealth of information we give enables stronger grant applications to be written with greater financial success.
“In late May 2020, GRANTfinder generated 322 funds using a very basic search with the words ‘church’ and ‘religion’.
“However, there are currently 3,000 funds available to voluntary and community organisations alone.
“Putting a value on what these grants are worth is impossible – but you would be talking millions.”
GRANTfinder currently works with several Dioceses around England and has enabled them to find hundereds of thousands of pounds worth of funding.
In the coming months, ACAT intends to work with GRANTfinder to highlight just a few of the opportunities available through GRANTfinder to access funding.
For further information about GRANT finder, please click here or email firstname.lastname@example.org .