I wished to remind you of our forthcoming deadline to our Maintenance Grant Programme on 26 September 2018. This will also be the last round of the Maintenance Programme under its current name.
The programme offers awards of between £500 and £3,000 to encourage churches to act on small, urgent maintenance issues and repairs to church buildings costed between £1,000 and £10,000.
Do you know a listed church building with work to do? Please do forward them details of the programme and encourage them to apply if suitable.
To be eligible churches are required to submit 2 quotes and have 50% of funds in place. Further criteria and requirements do exist and more detail can be found in the guidance note on our website, where you can also find the link to the application form www.nationalchurchestrust.org/our-grants/maintenance-grants. Unfortunately we are no longer accepting applications from unlisted places of worship through this funding stream.
Also to note, future changes to our grants programmes: The National Churches Trust has recently launched its new 2019-23 strategy. Alongside this we are in the process of revising our grant programmes to come into effect later this year ready for the 2019 funding allocations. Please find out more here.