The National Churches Trust is currently accepting applications from places of worship of any Christian denomination in the UK to two of its three grant programmes.
The National Churches Trust offers funding for projects that are in line with its aims which are as follows:
- To help maintain the UK’s heritage of church buildings and to enhance their ability to serve local communities.
- To promote the benefit to communities of church buildings and to inspire everyone to value and enjoy them.
Applications are currently being accepted to the following two grants programmes:
- Community Grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 for projects that have an estimated cost of at least £25,000 (including VAT and fees). The grants are to be used for projects which introduce facilities to enable increased community use of places of worship. All types of community projects will be considered, but should include toilets or catering facilities.
- Repair Grants of between £5,000 and £40,000 are available towards the cost of urgent and essential structural repair projects with estimated costs of at least £100,000 (including VAT and fees).
In addition, there are micro-grants of £2,000 for churches awarded a National Churches Trust Community Grant to set up a social action project that meets the needs of local people.
Full details can be found on the National Churches Trust website.