Fundraise for us


For more than 60 years we have been helping churches, chapels and meeting houses stay open

We fund urgent repairs and modernisation, provide expert advice on church maintenance and how churches can continue to serve local communities and promote church heritage and tourism. Since 1953 we have awarded over £85 million in grants (in today’s prices) and helped 12,000 buildings stay open.

However there is still so much that can be done.

Thank you for thinking about raising funds for the National Churches Trust

Your support helps us keep the UK’s church heritage alive, and these wonderful buildings at the heart of community life.

Below you can print and download a toolkit and other helpful documents which will help you organise a fundraising event for the National Churches Trust. It includes some ideas for events and activities, as well as practical hints and tips to help you plan, prepare for, and run an event. We hope you will find it inspiring and helpful.

Please let us know if you are planning an event; we will do everything we can to support you, and will try and come along if possible. We will also send you some literature to display and share at your event.

Useful documents

If you don't already have a copy of our fundraising toolkit booklet, or need more copies, you can download one here. You can also download all the other useful documents listed in the booklet.

HELP US TO HELP YOU a toolkit to help you fundraise for the National Churches Trust

PRACTICAL pre event press release sample

PRACTICAL post event press release sample

PRACTICAL risk assessment instructions

PRACTICAL risk assessment form

DONATIONS payment form