WREN (FCC) Heritage Fund
The FCC Heritage Fund has been closed and is no longer accepting applications. The decision to close the fund was made by WREN in March 2016 following recent changes to the Landfill Community Fund. See further details here.
This means the National Churches Trust will no longer make recommendations or distribute WREN monies towards church repair projects. Some church community projects may still be eligible through WREN’s existing FCC Community Action Fund. Please refer to their website for further details and eligibility criteria. An announcment on how WREN, a not-for-profit business that helps benefit the lives of people who live close to landfill sites, will award future heritage and biodiversity grants through a new fund is expected to follow.
In 2015 places of worship could apply under our Repair Grants Programme to be automatically considered under the Waste Recycling Environmental (WREN) Heritage Fund.
The fund offered a limited number of grants between £15,000 and £75,000 for urgent structural repair projects with a minimum cost of £50,000 (including VAT and fees).
The WREN Heritage Fund programme applied to Grade I or II* listed buildings sited within 10 miles of a licensed and active FCC Environment landfill site.
Below you can see a slide show of the churches awarded WREN grants in Autumn 2015.