Church preservation grants up for grabs

25 January 2013

Church preservation grants up for grabs photo

THE NATIONAL CHURCHES TRUST grants programmes for 2013 have been launched.

In 2013 the NCT will be running two grants programmes: a Repair Grants Programme, for urgent repairs with a focus on roofs and gutters with a cost of at least £50,000. Buildings can be listed or unlisted and of any denomination. Grants will be from £10,000 to £40,000.

There is also a Community Grants Programme, for projects to install facilities that will enable wider community use at listed and unlisted buildings of any denomination. Grants will be from £5,000 to £25,000.

In addition, there is the The Partnership Grants Programme, with 22 local churches trusts. This offers grants of £2,500 to £10,000 to smaller projects. Application is made to the local trust’s own grant programme. This programme is part of the Trusts’ work to support county churches trusts by expanding their grant giving capacity and promoting them through the grants.

The WREN Heritage Fund: National Churches Trust is one of four national partners, the others being English Heritage, CADW and Historic Scotland. They make recommendations for Christian places of worship in England. Application is made via there website using there Repair Grant Programme. Buildings must be I or II* listed and within a 10 mile radius of an active landfill site. Only a limited number of recommendations can be made each year. In 2012, 8 grants were awarded to churches in England.

Please note that Churches should apply directly through the NCT website via the link below. Details about eligibility are available in full on the website.

You can find out more about the National Churches Trust grants, including how to make application, by visiting >