News and events Stories Bats in churches - LIVE Bats in Churches is a project that brings together Natural England, the Church of England, Historic England, the Bat Conservation Trust and the Churches Conservation Trust and is funded by the national Lottery Heritage Fund, with additional funding from the partners and the All Churches Trust. The project runs until 2023. The project seeks to safeguard the future of protected bat roosts sheltered in England's churches, whilst reducing the negative impact on the fabric of these historic buildings and the people who use them. To do this, we are bringing together experts and volunteers from across the natural and cultural conservation realms to investigate and put in place practical solutions to the problems caused by bats in historic churches and to help church communities to live alongside their bat populations. You can read more about the project here.