The National Churches Trust is the national charity dedicated to supporting and promoting places of worship of historic, architectural and community value used by Christian denominations throughout the UK through advice, support and funding. The Trust funds urgent repairs and modernisation, provides expert advice on church maintenance and on how churches can continue to serve local communities and promote church heritage and tourism. The funding is for projects which fit within the scope of the National Churches Trust Strategy for 2019-2023:
- Preserve heritage.
- Promote sustainability.
- Inspire support.
The Foundation Grants Programme provides funding for:
- Urgent maintenance works and items identified as high priority within a recent Quinquennial Inspection or Survey Report.
- Small investigative works and surveys.
Normally grants of between £500 and 5,000 are available. The project costs should not exceed £10,000 (excluding VAT). Match funding of at least 50% is required. Applicants should have already raised 50% of the total project cost. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until 31 October 2022.