We are interested in supporting projects in areas of need. We use a parish’s financial situation and the UK Government’s Index of Multiple Deprivation as indicators to assist this process.
These grants are offered in partnership with the Wolfson Foundation. Our grants are awarded around 20 weeks after the application deadline.
Deadline: 27 January 2020
Decision: June 2020
We fund urgent fabric repairs in Grade I or II* listed Anglican church buildings in England, Scotland and Wales, and Grade A or B+ listed Anglican church buildings in Northern Ireland.
We fund urgent fabric repairs. These tend to be repairs that are Category A or B recommendations in Quinquennial Inspection reports. This includes urgent roof repairs (including repairs due to lead theft), masonry repairs, rainwater disposal and drainage, and floorwork.
Projects must be overseen by an architect with appropriate conservation accreditation
- 50% of the required funding needs to have been secured as 'cash in the bank' or pledges at point of application
- You should not have benefited from a ChurchCare/Wolfson Foundation fabric repairs grant in the previous five years
If you would like to discuss the eligibility of your project, contact us] or at 020 7898 1872.
- The installation of facilities, e.g. WCs, access improvements
- Renewal of heating and lighting
- Any Category D (or lower) recommendation arising from a QI report
- Professional fees
- VAT recovery
- Significance of the building
- Urgency of the proposed works
- Need for the works (eg Category A or B works in the most recent Quinquennial Inspection report)
- The appropriateness of the proposals
- Financial need of the parish
We use a parish’s financial situation and the UK Government’s Index of Multiple Deprivation as indicators to assist this process.
In 2018, 27 out of 36 applications were successful.
There are two application rounds per year.
For more details of previous awards, see our annual report
- You must obtain a faculty or the relevant permissions before starting work
- You must not have started the works before the application deadline
- You may have started the work the time of award, but we cannot pay for work that has already been completed at this time.
- You must claim the grant within a year of award.
A template of the online form is available here
You will need to upload the following information:
- Summary description of proposed works. Download the word template here.
- Architect's specification/schedule of works
- Latest quinquennial inspection report
- Statement of your church’s most recent annual audited accounts
- Letter from your Archdeacon in support of the project or proof of faculty.
- Images of the exterior and interior of your church
- If available, a plan and/or elevation of your church clearly showing the location of the proposed works
- If applicable, grant offer letter from the Heritage Lottery Fund of other major funder.