Now that churches are once again able to be open for worship and visitors, the National Churches Trust wishes to remind PCCs about the availability of grant funding for essential maintenance work and small repairs through their Foundation grant programme, in partnership with the Pilgrim Trust.
Through the Foundation grant programme the Trust can fund small works to your church building that cost up to £10,000 (excluding VAT) with grants of up to 50% of the cost (up to £5,000). Works would need to have 2 quotes in place and permissions, if required. Decisions are made on a monthly basis. The deadline for 2020 funding through this programme will be 30 October 2020.
The majority of the Trust’s grantees require funds to repair rainwater goods, drainage repairs, to carry out small repointing and stone repairs, and small roof repairs. Please follow the link here: https://www.nationalchurchestrust.org/foundationgrants for the full guidance and access to the online application form.