Published on 4th October 2017
Many of our clients may be unaware of the scope of grants which are available through the National Churches Trust. Full details are available on the website www.nationalchurchestrust.org/our-grants but here is a summary of the programmes:
Awards between £5K and £40K towards the cost of urgent and essential structural repair projects. Projects must have an estimated cost of at least £100K (including VAT and fees) to qualify.
Awards between £5k and £25 for projects which introduce facilities. In particular kitchen and toilets, to enable increased community use of places of worship. Projects must have an estimated cost of at least £25K and have Faculty and/or other permissions in place.
In partnership with 24 local charities in England and Scotland we give grants of £2.5K and £10K towards smaller repair projects and the installation of kitchens and toilets.
Project Development Grants
This programme offers awards of up to £10K to support churches at the outset of planning a project – investigating issues and exploring options up to RIBA Stage 1 – and in preparing to apply to major heritage funders such as the HLF.
A new programme offering grants for proactive repair. These encourage listed churches to act on small, urgent repairs identified in their QI Reports. Grants of £1K to £2.5K are available to applicants with projects costing under £10K.