Our grants

Welcome to our grants pages

Coronavirus information

The coronavirus may well be having an impact on your church in terms of use for services and other activities. The main denominations have information about what to do on their websites. Of course, do please keep up to date with the Government’s latest information on www.gov.uk

If you are concerned about the impact the outbreak could have on your grant offer or grant application, feel free to contact us by email: grants@nationalchurchestrust.org

Please also see information about our grants and Covid-19 here

Our grants

We support a wide variety of projects at churches, chapels and meeting houses through our grant programmes. Our grants are available to any Christian place of worship in the UK that is open for regular worship.

From repairing a roof to helping to install an accessible toilet - and many other projects - our grants help keep churches open for worship and community activities and allow them to continue to serve people and communities in all sorts of ways.

We now offer four types of grant - please click on the links to find full details and deadline dates

Cornerstone  -  Our large grants for urgent and essential structural repair projects with estimated costs of at least £100,000 that will help places of worship become wind and watertight, and for installing kitchens and toilets with estimated costs of at least £30,000, to improve access for all.

Gateway - Our medium grants to support churches in their project development up to RIBA stage 1; supporting local church trusts; and essential repair projects with estimated costs of between £10,000 and £100,000.

Foundation Grants for Maintenance - Our small grants to support small, urgent maintenance and repair issues or to carry out small investigative works costing upto £10,000.

Preventative Maintenance Micro-Grants  - Our micro grants to support the cost of MaintenanceBooker maintenance services.

If you are looking for information about the Wolfson Foundation Fabric Repairs Grants please see here - applications are made via our existing programmes.

Help and advice on choosing the right grant

Finally, our Top Grants Tips video below includes some useful advice about how to make a successful application.


Our ability to give grants depends on the income we receive, and the amount of money we have available each year varies. We rely on the generous help of our Friends and a number of trusts and foundations. We'd love to help even more churches with their projects, so do consider supporting us. You can join us as a Friend, make a donation, or consider us in your will.