Grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 available to support the conservation and sustainable use of church buildings in the UK, focusing on larger and more complex projects.
The National Churches Trust supports church and chapel buildings open for worship throughout the UK. It funds urgent repairs and modernisation, provides expert advice on church maintenance and on how churches can continue to serve local communities and promote church heritage and tourism.
The Cornerstone Grants programme is intended to support structural repairs and maintenance issues costing more than £100,000 or the installation of kitchen and toilets costing over £30,000.
Places of worship of any Christian denomination and age can apply. Applications will be considered from listed and unlisted Christian places of worship across the UK.
Applications from the Trust’s priority areas are encouraged: North East England, Northern Ireland and Wales, though this is not to the exclusion of churches in other areas.
Grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 are available for urgent structural repairs costed at more than £100,000 including VAT.
Projects that introduce kitchens and accessible toilets to enable increased community use, costed at more than £30,000 including VAT, will also be considered.
Please note that grants will cover up to 50% of the project costs.
The deadline for applications is 4 November 2019 deadline. Decisions will be made in March 2020.