Preventative Maintenance Micro-Grants - Apply


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Our Preventative Maintenance Micro-Grant Programme is open to applications.

It's so important to keep you church or chapel building in good condition.  Regular maintenance is one way of making sure you can prevent expensive repair bills.

Sometimes it may be hard to find the money to carry out maintenance work. So If the cost of booking maintenance services is a problem, the National Churches Trust, with its partner the Pilgrim Trust, can offer grants towards the cost of your building's maintenance services. You could receive up to 50% of the cost of works (excl. VAT) up to a maximum grant of £500. The cost of your service must not exceed £1,000 (excl VAT). Please see our Foundation Programme for project costs over £1,000.


Churches can apply for a Preventative Maintenance Micro-Grant if they book a service for work direct to their church building through our  MaintenanceBooker website. Services include rainwater goods maintenance, asbestos removal, lightning protection system repairs, masonry repairs, lime mortar repointing and high level maintenance. 

Grants can not be awarded to works to a detached building or items within the churchyard, including tree surgery and tree works.

Applications from churches booking their first service through MaintenanceBooker, with small congregations, or limited financial means, will be prioritised.

How to Apply

Applications must be made online via the link below.

You can apply to us once all possible MaintenanceBooker supplier quotes have been received, and before a job has been carried out. This will be a minimum of 14 days after the initial request has been submitted.

Once you have submitted a grant application online, you should usually hear if it has been successful within four weeks. Decisions will be made on a rolling basis. 

Full terms and conditions are available in the guidance note, below - please read these before applying!

Guidance Note


Application Form

Review questions in advance here.  If you need help with you application, see our tips on how to apply, below. 

Tips on how to apply


Grants for maintenance are made possible through the generosity of the Pilgrim Trust , as well as the additional generous support of our donors and Friends, trusts and foundations, and the many places of worship and individuals who support our programmes.