The National Churches Trust has announced that its brand new Maintenance Grant Programme is now open. The next deadline for applications is 10 May 2017.
Our new Maintenance grant programme is a pilot programme, in partnership with the Pilgrim Trust, offering awards of between £1,000 and £2,500 to encourage churches to act on small, urgent maintenance issues and repairs to listed church buildings, as identified in a recent Quinquennial Inspection Report, condition survey or report by a gutter management contractor, and costed between £2,000 and £10,000.
Proposed works must be to the main listed church building, and applicants must be able to show they have already raised 50% of the total repair costs, and to have obtained two quotes for the works.
For the guidance note and application form, follow the link below. The next deadline for applications is 10 May 2017.
You can also explore our website for further information, for instance on Regular Maintenance or the Building Advice pages for information on other funding sources and local fundraising including Friends Groups.
Please also see our JustGiving offer which offers churches and chapels FREE access to the whole JustGiving platform, saving the usual £15 a month subscription fee.