Church of England

Helping get to net zero

Challenge

The General Synod voted in February 2020 for the whole of the Church of England to achieve net carbon zero by 2030. This ambitious and important programme will require work right across the Church of England, from tiny churches to church schools, to major cathedrals. It will also require significant funding.

Response

Since March 2021, Philanthropy Company has been supporting the Church of England to drive forward its strategy. We have delivered bespoke training sessions, strategy workshops for senior leaders and fundraising webinars. Additionally, we have written case for support documents and undertaken applications to major trusts.

Impact

Our work has so far helped to secure a £30 million investment from the Church Commissioners fund.  As an organisation with so many different parts, identifying and trialling solutions and coordinating their roll out is logistically and financially challenging. However, the impact of the work will have far reaching implications and benefits.

“Philanthropy Company helped us think through our Revenue Fundraising Strategy, create a compelling case for support and research prospects. It gave us confidence that we were focusing in the right areas and helped us hone our skills in making the ask to donors.” Mary Rose Trust

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