We give grants of up to £5,000 for conservation reports on historic interiors in Anglican parish churches in England. Conservation reports are an essential first step in projects involving the repair and conservation of artworks and historic furnishings in churches. They are also a key document to support faculty and grant applications. More information on conservation reports can be found here
In addition to conservation reports, we also fund other types of surveys or analyses that may be needed to work out why your object needs conservation, including:
- Building performance surveys
- Environmental surveys
- Technical analyses such as paint or pigment analysis, and salt analysis
These grants are offered in partnership with the Pilgrim Trust. Our grants are awarded around 4-8 weeks after application.
Deadline: Applications are accepted all year round
Decision: 4-8 weeks after applicationOur eligibility criteria
We fund conservation reports, analyses and surveys for objects that are of historical, artistic, architectural, or archaeological significance.
If you would like to discuss the eligibility of your project, contact us by email or at 020 7898 1872.
- Reports for objects where there is no perceived need of conservation
- Routine maintenance reports
- Perceived conservation need and urgency
- The appropriateness of the report proposal
In 2018, 31 out of 39 applications were successful.
The average grant was for £1,130, with grants ranging from £200 to £8,000.
Applications are accepted throughout the year.
For more details of previous awards, see our annual report
- You must not have started the work before we notify you of our decision
- You must claim the grant within 6 months of the award
Please send the following information to John Webster, Conservation Grants Administrator,