The Listed Places of Worship Scheme has been extended to March 2025
The Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme gives grants that cover the VAT incurred in making repairs to listed buildings in use as places of worship. The scheme covers repairs to the fabric of the building, along with associated professional fees, plus repairs to turret clocks, pews, bells and pipe organs.
The Scheme has been run by DCMS with a focus on preserving heritage in the fabric of our UK listed places of worship. Since its establishment in 2001, the Scheme has adapted to changes while continuing to support places of worship by delivering the fairest possible system of making grants and ensuring that all faiths and areas of the UK are equally able to make use of the scheme.
Funded up to £42m, the LPOWS has paid out £317m since its inception and assisting over 13,000 buildings. The LPOW scheme presently receives approximately 7000 applications per annum. Eligibility for a LPOW grant is assessed against complex criteria, involving the eligibility of the building and the nature of the work being carried out.
Applications can be sought directly through the scheme available at http://www.lpwscheme.org.uk/