The following information is shared on behalf of the National Churches Trust... 

Now that churches, chapels and meeting houses are once again able to be open for worship and visitors, we’d like to remind you of the availability of grant funding for essential maintenance work and small repairs through our Foundation grant programme.

Through the Foundation grant programme we can fund small works to your church building that cost up to £10,000 (excluding VAT) with grants of up to £5000, not exceeding 50% of the cost. Works would need to have necessary permissions and two quotes in place. Decisions are made on a monthly basis. Our final deadline for 2020 funding through this programme will be 30th October 2020, but as maintenance is so important to the condition of your building we urge you not to delay.

As an idea of what we fund, the majority of our grantees require funds to repair rainwater goods, drainage, carry out small repointing and stone repairs, and small roof repairs. Any questions may be directed to [email protected]

This article was originally published on Tuesday, 28th July 2020.