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Get Support: England

Welcome

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.


If you’re looking for support in Cumbria, Lancashire or Greater Manchester, please click here.

Get in touch with us

We have two dedicated Church Support Officers, who help places of worship with advice and guidance. You can email them at grants@nationalchurchestrust.org

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Meet Anna

As a Church Support Officer, Anna is the voice on the end of the phone, on hand to support your church with guidance and resources. You will also hear from Anna if you attend one of our training sessions, and if you submit an application for a grant, she will review it before it goes to the Grants Committee.

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Meet Heather

Heather will help your place of worship to find the advice it needs. Through online training or over the phone, Heather helps churches get to grips with grants, maintenance and fundraising, while she also reviews grant applications.

How we can help you

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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.

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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.

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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: Writing bids

This online training event, on 27 June, aims to demystify the process of applying for support for projects in the place of worship sector. Delivered by Owen Collins, Development Manager at the Archdiocese of Cardiff.

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: Making the Most of Your Website

Taking place from 2-3pm on Tuesday 22 October. As more and more elements of our daily lives move online, it makes sense that your website is the first place potential members, worshippers, volunteers, supporters, visitors or event attendees look to find out more information about your church.

How we're helping places of worship

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Heritage Stimulus Fund

32 more historic churches and meeting houses in England have been saved for the future thanks to a £3.6 million investment in the National Churches Trust's grant scheme by the Heritage Stimulus Fund.

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For Churches

'For Churches', our new strategy, is an ambitious plan setting out the ways in which we will support churches across the UK for the next three years.

Get in touch 

If you can’t find what you’re looking for on our website, our friendly church engagement team are on hand to help. 

You can email our team at grants@nationalchurchestrust.org