National Churches Trust

UK-wide funding

Registered Charity Number: 1119845


Fund name
  • Small grants
  • Medium grants
  • Large grants
  • Treasure Ireland grants (Northern Ireland only)
  • Wolfson Fabric Repair grants (through the NCT Medium and Large Grant programmes)
  • Cherish grants (Scotland, Wales, and NW England only)
Grant size
  • Small Grants - up to £5,000 (exceptionally up to £10,000)
  • Medium grants - up to £10,000
  • Large grants - up to £50,000
  • Treasure Ireland grants - up to £10,000
  • Wolfson Fabric Repair grants - up to £10,000
  • Cherish grants - up to £10,000
Funder's interests
  • To support church buildings from all Christian denominations, of all ages and listing status that are open and accessible across the United Kingdom. Preserving heritage. Promoting sustainability. Inspiring support. 
Activities supported
  • Church buildings, capital projects and those that support people and communities.
  • Maintenance, fabric work and project development.
  • Urgent and structural repairs
  • Installing toilets or a kitchen, or improving existing facilities
  • Fabric repairs to the church building
  • Maintenance works
  • Developing a church building project, and supporting churches prepare for a major project.
Exclusions and other info
  • They will not fund:
    • Church based activities
    • Conservation or changes to content
    • Work in courtyard/boundary walls
    • Work to a building separate from the main church
    • Works purely for heating, lighting, reseating
    • Buildings that are no longer in use for regular worship, that are less than 30 years old, or that are not originally built as a place of worship.
  • Check full details by programme
How to apply