Community Grant case studies


The importance of providing facilities such as toilets and kitchens and improved access for members of the public is now recognised as a key way in which churches can remain at the heart of local communities.

In 2008, the National Churches Trust introduced the Community Grants Programme. The programme aims to enable wider and more active community use through the installation of new facilities and so ensure that the UK’s churches and chapels remain living buildings integrated into their local communities. Since 2008 the trust has awarded 119 community grant offers totalling £1.3 million.

Find out more about the churches, chapels and meeting houses we have helped below.


 St Columbkille Roman Catholic Church, Rutherglen

  • New toilets


   St Mary's Episcopal Church, Hamilton, Scotland

  • Re-slating
  • Re-pointing
  • New extension


   St James and St Basil, Fenham, Newcastle

  • New kitchen and servery


   Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church, Boscombe, Bournemouth

  • New meeting room
  • New toilets


   Trinity Methodist Church, Clitheroe, Lancashire

  • Central area enlarged
  • Improved heating system
  • Toilets + servery refurbished


  Kirkcaldy Methodist Church, Scotland

  • New flexible seating
  • Updated kitchen and toilet


   Ilford Salvation Army Centre

  • New entrance area (including cafe, toilet and kitchenette)
  • Internal refurbishment 


   St Michael and the Holy Angels, West Bromwich

  • Regeneration of church hall


 North Shields Baptist Church

  • New toilets and re-laying of drains


   Memorial Community Church, Plaistow

  • New toilets and improved access


  St Deinst, Llangarron, Herefordshire

  • North aisle repairs
  • New kitchen and toilets
  • Underfloor heating