Which grant is right for my project?

 

We support a wide variety of projects through our grant programmes. From repairing a roof to helping to install an accessible toilet - and many other projects - our grants help churches, people and local communities.

If you are looking for funding from us, but are not sure if we can fund your project or are unsure which grant programme to apply through, please look through the options below. Just click on a red button for more information.

Please note that to be eligible for any of our grant programmes, you must have 50% of the funding required in place, this can include any VAT you are eligible to reclaim through the Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme .

You can find details of churches, chapels and meeting houses we have helped with grants on our interactive map.

 1. REPAIRS to our church building e.g. re-roofings, stone repairs etc.

AND

Works are urgent and structural and cost over £100,000 including VAT and fees.

You may be eligible for our Repair Grant Programme

OR

Works are for structural fabric repairs and cost under £100,000 including VAT and fees.

AND

If you are in Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland, or an area covered by a local Trust which participates in our Partnership programme.

You may be eligible for our Partnership Grant Programme

2. ALTERATIONS to our church building to enhance facilities – works include kitchens and toilets – could be an extension (but not a separate structure).

AND

Works cost over £25,000 including VAT and fees.

AND

You have permissions (e.g. Faculty, and planning permission) in place.

You may be eligible for our Community Grant Programme

OR

Works cost under £25,000 including VAT and fees.

AND

If you are in Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland, or an area covered by a local Trust which participates in our Partnership programme.

You may be eligible for our Partnership Grants Programme

3. HELP TO DEVELOP a church building project (at an existing church building).

For example, researching issues through in-depth structural reports, or identifying possibilities through feasibility or options studies, in order to develop a more sustainable capital project, and/or to prepare projects to a point at which they can apply to major grant bodies.

You may be eligible for our Project Development Grant Programme

4. MAINTENANCE - such as fixing slipped roof tiles, clearing gutters, improving rain water goods and drainage.

AND

Works cost under £10,000 including VAT and fees.

AND

Your church building is listed.

You may be eligible for our Maintenance Grants Programme

5. CHURCH-BASED ACTIVITIES – e.g. social outreach services, funding for choirs etc.

We are unable to fund these works through our grants programme.

HOWEVER

If you apply for a Repair or Community Grant you are also eligible to apply for  a National Churches Trust Micro-Grant in Partnership with the Cinnamon Network. These are £2,000 micro-grants  to set up a Cinnamon Network Recognised Project that meets the needs of local people.

6. OTHER

  • Conservation or changes to contents e.g. artworks, bells, glass, clocks, monuments, pews etc.
  • Work in churchyard / boundary walls e.g tree management, conservation of monuments.
  • Work to a building separate from the main church e.g. hall.
  • Works purely for heating, lighting, reseating etc.

We are unable to fund these works through our grants programmes.

Please see our fundraising advice pages for further help