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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 of the Church of England to the National Churches Trust.

Parishes are able to submit one application form and be considered for up to two fabric repair grants. The Church of England’s conservation grants programmes administered by the Cathedral & Church Buildings Division (ChurchCare) will continue with its focus on conservation of historic interiors.

Grants will be awarded towards essential fabric repairs at churches in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

These grants are usually up to £10,000 and are offered in partnership with the Wolfson Foundation. Historic places of worship can apply for a Wolfson grant via the National Churches Trust’s Medium and Large grant programmes (depending on the size of the project).

For more information on funding available from the National Churches Trust click here.

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