Helping churches and chapels in Scotland
The National Churches Trust has been supporting churches, chapels and meeting houses in Scotland for many years.
Scotland possesses a surprising and delightful diversity in its range of buildings designed for worship, the product of its rich and complex church history.
Since 2010, we have protected and preserved over 30 places of worship in Scotland belonging to a variety of denominations, with over £300,000 of funding for urgent repairs and essential modernisations.
Have a look at all of the churches we have helped in Scotland since 2010 on our interactive map.
Scotland's Churches Trust
As well as awarding National Churches Trust Cornerstone, Repair and Community Grants, we also work with Scotland's Churches Trust to provide Partnership Grants to churches, chapels and meeting houses in Scotland.
Scotland's Churches Trust aims to advance the preservation, promotion and understanding of Scotland's rich architectural heritage represented in its churches and places of worship of all denominations. It was formed in 2012, with the merging of the former Scotland's Churches Scheme, established in 1994, with the Scottish Architectural Heritage Trust, formed in 1978 to assist congregations in the preservation and upkeep of their buildings.
Today, Scotland's Churches Trust has more than 1300 churches in membership operating an 'open doors' policy. These churches are spread across Scotland and across all the religious denominations. They contain a significant part of the nation's heritage with the major proportion being 'listed' buildings, many being Category A.