The National Churches Trust has launched the first grant in its new grants programme which covers 2019-2023.
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 National Churches Trust has launched the first grant of its new grants programme in line with the Trust’s new strategy for 2019-2023.
The funding is for projects which can demonstrate how they meet the outcome in line with the new strategy:
The Cornerstone Grants programme offers grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 to support structural repairs and maintenance issues costing 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.
Places of worship of any 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.
To be eligible, applicants must demonstrate that:
Please note that as the Trust relies on donations, it has a limited amount of funding available.
The first set of deadlines for applications are 5 November 2018, 4 March 2019 and 1 July 2019.