How our grants help

 

The awarding of grants for urgent structural repairs and for the essential modernisation of places of worship is at the heart of the National Churches Trust’s work. You can find out more about how our grants help churches by looking at some of our case studies in the left hand navigation of this webpage.

Thanks to the continued generous support of our donors, during 2016 we were able to give much-needed support to buildings in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Our relationship with the national network of local churches trusts also enabled us to continue to devolve part of our decision making to many of these trusts for smaller repair grants.

In 2016, the National Churches Trust awarded grants totalling £1,399,470, helping to enable 166 projects at places of worship throughout the UK.

How our grants make a difference:

  • Vital repairs and maintenance can go ahead, enabling churches and chapels to remain open for public use
  • Repairs and new facilities enable wider use of church buildings by local people.
  • Employment is provided for skilled crafts people across the UK.