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Get Support: Wales / Cymru


We want to support you to keep your church, chapel or meeting house open, well maintained and in use. On this page you’ll find links to resources and training to help you do this. 

This webpage is also available in Welsh

Get in touch with us

Thanks to funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, we have a dedicated support officer, based in Wales, who is on hand to help you with advice and training. You can email Gareth at: Gareth.Simpson@nationalchurchestrust.org

Gareth Simpson, of the National Churches Trust, standing in front of a stone wall
Gareth Simpson

Meet Gareth

“Hello/Shwmae, I’m based in South Wales, with strong connections to Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire. A second-language Welsh speaker with good knowledge of the whole of Wales from touring and walking the hills, which is a keen interest. I have 20 years’ experience of community support and development, working with grassroots projects and volunteers. This includes in the faith, countryside, food and drink, childcare and education sectors. I look forward to getting on the road and meeting you in your church, chapel and community.”

How we can help you


Find out more about our grants

Whether you are looking to repair your roof, install a kitchen or accessible toilets, clear asbestos or simply need help undertaking regular essential maintenance to your building, we offer a range of grants to suit the size and needs of your project. We also have a special Cherish grant – created especially to help Welsh places of worship.


Maintenance and project advice

From how to develop and manage a church building project, to keeping your church in good condition by regular maintenance, you can find out about the key things you need to do to look after your church building.


Tourism support

Many churches, chapels and meeting houses were built to be at the heart of their communities; to be busy and used by all. There are many ways to ensure that this is still the case. Discover how to create the perfect welcome, tell your story and more.

What's on?

Our team runs events and training to help with everything from fundraising and tourism support to how to apply for a grant. You can also view the full list of training events that the National Churches Trust will be running this year.

Online: Read All About It

Have you got a story to share? Whether you're starting a fundraising campaign, sharing recent repair or conservation work or promoting an activity or event we've got some great advice in this free workshop on Tuesday 4 June.

Online: Social media essentials & new ideas

Join us on Tuesday 2 July from 2-3pm. Find out about channels and platforms; the benefits of a plan; who are your audiences; what motivates them to engage with your content; what content you should be creating and when you should be posting; dealing with negative posts or comments; how to report so you can measure your success. Social media is ever changing, but we can help.

Online: Fundraising Fundamentals

Taking place from Tuesday 9 July 2-3pm. Are you fundraising for your church? Whether you are right at the start of your journey, or looking to top up your campaign total we've got some great advice in this FREE workshop.

How we're helping places of worship


Find out more about Cherish

Cherish includes training, support, advice and funding for places of worship in Scotland, Wales and North West England (Cumbria, Lancashire and Greater Manchester).

National Lottery Heritage Fund acknowledgement stamp in Welsh