Grants for historic church interiors and churchyard structures

Covid-19

 

With the current advice on Covid-19, we understand you may have difficulties applying, accepting and claiming ChurchCare grants. Please be reassured you will not lose your grant if you are currently not able to accept or claim it. To help you, we are:

  • Extending our time period for acceptance of a ChurchCare grant
  • Extending time periods for grant claims

If you are having difficulties applying, accepting or claiming a grant, please contact us directly to seek advice and support. We are all currently working remotely, therefore please bear with us as there may be some delay in responding to your email due to the larger than usual number of requests and responses that we will receive during this period. Contacting us via email is always the best approach as we may not have access to our telephones during parts of the day.

Further advice from the Church of England is available here and provides guidance that is specific to churches.

 

 

We give grants for the conservation of our historic church interiors and churchyard structures in partnership with the Pilgrim Trust, the Radcliffe Trust, the Oswald Allen Bequest and the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths

Let us help you with your application.

Grant Funders

Bells and bell frames

Church bells being run G Pledger

We provide grants of up to £10,000 for the conservation of bells and bell frames in Anglican parish churches in England.

These grants are offered in partnership with the Pilgrim Trust. Our grants are awarded around 12 weeks after the application deadline

Next closing date: 22 February 2021

Decision: May 2021

Our eligibility criteria
We do not fund
Our assessment criteria
Success rate
Conditions of award
How to apply
Claiming your grant

Books and manuscripts

Close up of old bound books in a bookshelf Stephen Makin

We give grants of up to £10,000 for the conservation of books, manuscripts and parochial libraries in Anglican parish churches in England.

These grants are offered in partnership with the Pilgrim Trust, the Radcliffe Trust, and the Oswald Allen bequest. Our grants are awarded around 12 weeks after the application deadline.

Deadline: 4 May 2021

Decision: July 2021

Our eligibility criteria
We do not fund
Our assessment criteria
Success rate
Conditions of award
How to apply
Claiming your grant

Church plate

Chalices before a confirmation service

We give grants for the repair of church plate in Anglican parish churches in England, in partnership with the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths.

Deadline: 4 May 2021

Decision: July 2021

Our eligibility criteria

Churchyard structures

Two old graves in graveyard with tall grass Diocese of Truro

We give grants of up to £10,000 for the conservation of individually listed churchyard structures such as tombs, external monuments, grave markers, churchyard walls, railings and gates, in Anglican parish churches in England.

These grants are offered in partnership with the Pilgrim Trust, and the Radcliffe Trust. Our grants are awarded around 12 weeks after the application deadline.

Deadline: 4 May 2021

Decision: July 2021

Our eligibility criteria
We do not fund
Our assessment criteria
Success rate
Conditions of award
How to apply
Claiming your grant

Clocks

Close up of a clock mechanism

We give grants of up to £10,000 for the conservation of turret clocks in Anglican parish churches in England.

These grants are offered in partnership with the Pilgrim Trust and the Radcliffe Trust. Our grants are awarded around 12 weeks after the application deadline.

Deadline 15 March 2021

Decision: May 2021

Our eligibility criteria
We do not fund
Our assessment criteria
Success rate
Conditions of award
How to apply
Claiming your grant

Monumental brasses and decorative metalwork

Monumental Brass Rupert Harris Conservation Ltd

We give grants of up to £10,000 for the conservation of monumental brasses and decorative metalwork in Anglican parish churches in England including metal screens, internal railings, plaques, memorials, etc.

These grants are offered in partnership with the Pilgrim Trust and the Radcliffe Trust. Our grants are awarded around 12 weeks after the application deadline.

Deadline: 4 May 2021

Decision: July 2021

Our eligibility criteria
We do not fund
Our assessment criteria
Success rate
Conditions of award
How to apply
Claiming your grant

Monuments

Close up of the head of a Medieval soldier's effigy made of white stone

We give grants of up to £10,000 for the conservation of monuments in Anglican parish churches in England.

These grants are offered in partnership with the Pilgrim Trust and the Radcliffe Trust. Our grants are awarded around 12 weeks after the application deadline.

Deadline: 4 May 2021

Decision: July 2021

Our eligibility criteria
We do not fund
Our assessment criteria
Success rate
Conditions of award
How to apply
Claiming your grant

Organs

Row of organ pipes inside church

We give grants of up to £10,000 for the conservation of organs and organ cases in Anglican parish churches in England.

These grants are offered in partnership with the Pilgrim Trust. Our grants are awarded around 12 weeks after the application deadline.

Deadline: 26 April 2021

Decision: July 2021

Our eligibility criteria
We do not fund
Our assessment criteria
Success rate
Conditions of award
How to apply
Claiming your grant

Paintings and wall paintings

Wall painting of baby Jesus in the manger with Mary, Joseph and angel

We give grants of up to £10,000 for the conservation of wall paintings and paintings in Anglican parish churches in England.

These grants are offered in partnership with the Pilgrim Trust and the Radcliffe Trust. Our grants are awarded around 12 weeks after the application deadline.

Deadline: 18 January 2021

Decision: March 2021

Our eligibility criteria
We do not fund
Our assessment criteria
Success rate
Conditions of award
How to apply
Claiming your grant

Stained glass

Stained glass window

We give grants of up to £10,000 for the conservation of stained and painted glass, and historic plain glazing in Anglican parish churches in England.

These grants are offered in partnership with the Pilgrim Trust and the Radcliffe Trust. Our grants are awarded around 12 weeks after the application deadline.

Deadline: 9 August 2021

Decision: October 2021

Our eligibility criteria
We do not fund
Our assessment criteria
Success rate
Conditions of award
How to apply
Claiming your grant

Textiles

Tapestry at St Andrew’s Church, Roker Janie Lightfoot Textiles LLP

We give grants of up to £8,000 for the conservation of textiles in Anglican parish churches in England.

These grants are offered in partnership with the Pilgrim Trust and the Radcliffe Trust. Our grants are awarded around 12 weeks after the application deadline.

Deadline: 4 May 2021

Decision: July 2021

Our eligibility criteria
We do not fund
Our assessment criteria
Success rate
Conditions of award
How to apply
Claiming your grant

Wooden objects

Wooden Statue Hugh Harrison Conservation

We give grants of up to £10,000 for the conservation of woodwork and wooden objects in Anglican parish churches in England, such as reredoses, screens, wooden crosses, pulpits and pews.

These grants are offered in partnership with the Pilgrim Trust and the Radcliffe Trust. Our grants are awarded around 12 weeks after the application deadline.

Deadline: 4 May 2021

Decision: July 2021

Our eligibility criteria
We do not fund
Our assessment criteria
Success rate
Conditions of award
How to apply
Claiming your grant

Also of interest

Manage your conservation project

Find out where to hire a conservator

Other sources of funding

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Advice and guidance

Read more about conservation to your historic interiors

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