Grants for Northern Ireland
Our new Treasure Ireland project provides a new Community Grants Programme which offers your church or chapel funding of between £500 and £10,000 for church maintenance or urgent repair work.
Next Deadline: 5 October 2020 (Midnight)
Decision Date: November 2020
Grant Size: £500 to £10,000
Works Cost: Up to £100,000 (incl VAT and fees)
We will consider applications from listed and unlisted Christian places of worship, of any denomination, that are located in Northern Ireland. To be eligible to apply you must satisfy the following criteria:
- You must have 50% of the funds required at the point of application
- Work must not have started
- Any necessary permissions must be in place
- The work must have been out to tender or you must have at least 2 quotes in place
- Work must be to the main church building or an attached hall
- The church building must have been constructed as a place of worship at least 30 years ago
- Places of worship must be open beyond worship at least 100 days
When to apply
5 October 2020 (for a decision on November 2020)
February 2021 (for a decision in March 2021)
June 2021 (for a decision in July 2021)
October 2021 (for a decision on November 2021)
How to apply
1. Before applying
Be sure to first read the The Guidance Notes contain notes on the scoring criteria, advice on completing the application form, a list of supporting documents that will be required from you, and details of the terms and conditions of any grant award made .
We can only accept applications made online. You can review the questions in advance here.
2. Decision Process
Decisions on all are grant applications are made by our Northern Ireland Grants Committee comprised of experts from the church and heritage sectors. The Committee meets three times a year.
Decisions will be notified following the Grants Committee meeting.
From 2021 applications for projects under £12,000 will be considered on a rolling basis and you will know the outcome of your application within 6 weeks of submission. Applications for projects over £12,000 will still be considered by the Grants Committee in the normal way.
3. More information and funding sources
Explore our Building Advice pages for information on other funding sources, fundraising tips and useful advice
Find out more about the National Churches Trust current Strategy here
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Ready to apply?
If you have checked that you are eligible and understand the application process and the timescales then you are ready to apply!