FUNDING: National Churches Trust (develop, repair & maintain)

The National Churches Trust supports a wide variety of projects at churches, chapels and meeting houses and are available to Christian places of worship in the UK that are open for regular worship.

From repairing a roof to helping to install an accessible toilet and much more, this Trust’s grants help to keep churches open for worship and community activities.

The main types of grants usually available are:

Large (formerly Cornerstone) – grants of up to £50,000 for urgent and essential structural repair projects with estimated costs of more than £80,000 and for projects that introduce kitchens and accessible toilets to enable increased community use, costed at more than £30,000 including VAT. The next deadline for applications is 5 March 2024.

Medium (formerly Gateway) – grants of up to £10,000 support churches in their project development up to RIBA stage 1; supporting local church trusts; and essential repair projects with estimated costs of between £10,000 and £100,000. The next deadlines for applications are 11 December 2023, 16 April 2024 and 13 August 2024.

Small Grant (fomerly Foundation) – grants of £500 to £5,000 to support small, urgent maintenance and repair issues or to carry out small investigative works costing up to £10,000. The next deadline for applications is 29 February 2024.

For full details and guidance on all the above, visit the National Churches Trust Grants webpage.