Grants and Finance

The Trust welcomes enquiries and applications for grants and loans from Christian churches of all denominations who are members of 'Churches Together' for work to preserve, maintain or repair the fabric of the church, including modification for disabled access.

Funds are raised principally through the Ride and Stride, also through Membership subscriptions and donations.

In 2013 nineteen churches received a total of £46,900 in grants and one interest-free loan of £1,500. In addition we arranged for four churches to receive a total of £10,000 from the National Churches Trust Partnership Grant scheme. A total of £58,400 given to churches in 2013.

For further details please read the Trust's Annual Report and Newsletter 2016 (click here).

It is important that those wishing to apply for a grant or loan should study carefully our Conditions. Please note in particular that no grants are paid in respect of work which has already started before approval is given. The Grants sub-committee carefully considers each request before making recommendations to the Executive Committee. The Grants Committee Meetings dates for 2016 are 8 February, 6 June, and 3 October. Please try to ensure that any application is received at least two weeks before the meeting. Notes & Conditions (click here).

Grant Application Form
The form can be downloaded as a PDF document for filling in by hand (PDF form) or downloading the following WORD form (WORD form) to fill in on your pc.

Please sign and send the completed document of the Grant Application Form to the Grants Secretary with all the other requested documents.

Please read Notes & Conditions before submitting your application.

If you have any queries please contact Rosemary Walker, Hon Secretary Grants (click here) or tel: 01962 622274

The church of St Peter and St Paul, Hambledon, has most kindly provided us with a document ‘Lessons Learned’ (click here) which churches considering new projects may find helpful.

With the recent national increase in lead/metal theft you may want to read the following article from English Heritage (Lead Theft).

We support the carrying out of regular maintenance, instituting an annual maintenance programme and recording all works carried out in a logbook. The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings Faith in Maintenance initiative offers free advice, training and useful documents. You can find more information at http://www.spabfim.org.uk/