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Fund title: National Churches Trust

Focus of fund/fund aims:

A new grants portfolio for 2019-2023: funding to help with the costs of urgent repairs and essential modernisation of churches in the UK.

Application deadline:

Refer to website for the next deadlines

Fund description:

The National Churches Trust provides grants for church buildings across the UK. Applications are accepted for works to church buildings which are open (or plan to re-open) for regular Christian worship.

The NCT has revised its grants programmes in line with its new 2019-2023 strategy and now offers:

Foundation Grants – between £500 and £3,000 towards urgent maintenance works and small repairs identified as high priority within a recent Quinquennial Inspection or Survey Report. Also, small investigative works and surveys. Project costs should not exceed £10,000.

Gateway Grants – between £3,000 and £10,000 towards project development and investigative work to support churches preparing for a major project, and in developing their project to the point at which they can approach a major grant funder.

Cornerstone Grants – between £10,000 and £50,000 towards the cost of urgent structural repair projects costed at more than £100,000. The Trust will also consider projects that introduce kitchens and accessible toilets to enable increased community use, costed at more than £30,000.

Grants can cover up to 50% of costs – match funding must be found from other sources.


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