A project by the National Churches Trust, to support historic places of worship in Northern Ireland.
The project, which will run over three years, includes a new grants fund which offers between £500 to £10,000 for repairs and maintenance to help keep churches in good condition and so prevent expensive repairs. To date over thirty places of worship have received support through the Treasure Ireland grant programme.
‘Treasure Ireland' is not just about grants, it offers training and mentoring to help you look after your treasured place of worship. This includes developing skills on writing funding bids, maintenance, interpretation and tourism.
The project aims to increase the number of people visiting churches in Northern Ireland for days out or as part of a holiday. At least 100 churches will be added to ExploreChurches providing visitors with a one stop digital gateway into discovering the architecture and ecclesiastical history of Northern Ireland.
Visit our Treasured Ireland visitor guide, where we will list all our Northern Ireland content.
The Places of Worship Forum was set up in 2017 and provides an opportunity for churches and organisations with an interest in faith heritage to meet, share, discuss issues and explore ideas.
The next Northern Ireland Places of Worship Forum date and venue will be confirmed shortly.