Discover how your place of worship can benefit from tourism, encourage visitors and raise funds Latest training workshops and grant information from the National Churches Trust Discover how your place of worship can benefit from tourism, encourage visitors and raise funds. Wednesday, 21 July 2.30pm. Funding regular maintenance and urgent repairs - Training Workshop: An introduction to the National Churches Trust grants programmes for places of worship. Wednesday, 28 July 10.30am. Making publicity work for your church: A FREE church tourism workshop offering guidance on how to promote your church or chapel to visitors. Further information: https://www.nationalchurchestrust.org/events And - how about showing your love for churches this summer by hosting a National Churches Trust Tea Party. More from the National Churches Trust: Digital counters for your church Would you like to know how many visitors pass through your church doors each week? Do you need to monitor your church's footfall as evidence for a grant funded project.We are delighted to be able to supply digital counters at a reduced rate of £140+VAT. Grants for church buildings Our Gateway Grants programme offers medium sized grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 towards project development and investigative work up to RIBA planning stage 1, to support churches preparing for a major project. Application deadline: 9 September for a November decision. Our Foundation Grants programme offers small grants of between £500 and £5,000 towards urgent maintenance works and small repairs identified as high priority within a Quinquennial Inspection or Survey report. We also offer grants for small investigative works and surveys. Applications are accepted throughout the year on a rolling basis.