Protecting churches from metal theft on roofs

The Benefact Trust (previously AllChurches Trust) has various grants available, including a Roof Protection Scheme. This scheme provides grants to help churches install roof alarms in response to the issue of metal theft, which continues to be a very challenging issue across the UK. Grants under Benefact Trust’s Roof Protection Scheme are made direct to […]

Crumbling churches are ‘UK’s biggest heritage challenge’

The National Churches Trust has launched a campaign to save the UK’s historic churches. Backed by the actor Michael Palin, it highlights the need for a national approach to address what the trust has called the “single biggest heritage challenge” in Britain. Originally published in the Guardian newspaper, the National Churches Trust claims that Churches, […]

Fabric grant funding made easier for churches

Grants made by the Wolfson Foundation to churches will be awarded by the National Churches Trust. Changes have been announced making it easier for parishes to apply for funding to support fabric repairs. During 2020 administration of the Wolfson Foundation funds for fabric repairs of churches will move from the Cathedral & Church Buildings Division […]

How valuable is maintenance of church buildings?

In 2019, Historic England commissioned research into the economic value of maintenance and repair on a sample of 30 listed church buildings across England. The research aimed to: Estimate the current repair cost for capital works to these buildings; Estimate the cost for maintenance and minor repair when issues had been first identified in the […]

Grants from the FCC Community Action Fund

Is your church building eligible for up to £100k of funding? The FCC Community Action Fund provides grants of between £2,000 and £100,000 to not-for-profit organisations including Churches within 10 miles of an eligible FCC Environment waste facility. All their grants require applicants to secure a contributing third party (CTP) payment. This is a very […]

National Lottery Heritage Funding for Places of Worship

Thanks to National Lottery players, since 1995 we have invested more than £970million in places of worship across the UK. Their funding has helped to conserve and restore buildings so that they can be enjoyed by the wider community. With our support, thousands of people of all faiths have brought the heritage of their place […]

Church Tourism

CTfC are working together with the National Churches Trust ExploreChurches to promote our churches.  See the full article here If you would like to have your church included on the National ExploreChurches website please contact me at  

SPAB Clearing Gutters – Three Point Guide

These are some of simplest but most effective jobs that can be done as they require very little specialist equipment, and yet if undertaken regularly, they can save the parish a fortune in repairs. However, as with any maintenance work, always ensure that several people are present on site to hold ladders steady, and follow […]

National Churches Trust – five point plan

A five point plan to secure the future of the UK’s church buildings has been set out by the National Churches Trust. 1. Prioritise the maintenance of church buildings. It is often more cost-effective to look after historic churches through regular maintenance rather than having to undertake often expensive structural repairs because the condition of […]