National Churches Trust grants programmes 2019 to 2023

7 December 2018

The National Churches Trust has changed its grant programmes in line with a new strategy for 2019 to 2023.

There are three new grant programmes "Foundation", "Gateway" and "Cornerstone".

Eligibility

  • 50% of funds must have already been raised before you apply.
  • Applicants must be a Christian denomination, with a building constructed as a place of worship (more than 30 years ago) and open for regular worship use, located in the UK.
  • Work must not have started at the point the application is submitted.
  • Work must be to the church building or an attached hall.

Applicants must demonstrate how they meet outcomes in the new strategy:

  • Preserving heritage
  • Promoting sustainability
  • Inspiring support

Foundation Grants

  • Grants of £500 to £3,000
  • Eligible work: Maintenance works; items identified as required within a Quinquennial Inspection Report/survey reports/other sort of report; small investigative works/surveys.
  • Projects should cost up to £10,000.

Foundation grants is open for applications. The first deadline is 24 January 2019.

Please read the Foundation grants guidance before finding out how to apply to Foundation.

Gateway Grants

  • Grants of £3,000 to £10,000
  • Eligible work: Project development work up to RIBA stage 1; strategic or capacity building projects at regional churches trusts.

Gateway grants is open for applications. The first deadline is 10 January 2019.

Please read the Gateway grants guidance before finding out how to apply to Gateway.

Cornerstone Grants

  • Grants of £10,000 to £50,000
  • Eligible work: Structural repairs/maintenance issues costed over £100,000; installation of kitchen and toilets over £30,000.

Cornerstone grants is open for applications. The next deadlines are 4 March 2019 and 1 July 2019.

Please read the Cornerstone grants guidance before finding out how to apply to Cornerstone.

Questions?

Answers to frequently asked questions are available or email grants@nationalchurchestrust.org