Across the UK places of worship are valued for many reasons. Where one finds spiritual solace, another finds inspirational architecture. Some churches provide family memories, while others are commended for their presence in the community and the work they do in bringing local people together.
The National Churches Trust exists to support churches, chapels and meeting houses so that they remain at the heart of the communities for which they were built and can continue to play an integral part in all our lives.
The Cornerstone Grant Programme is currently open. The next deadline is: 2 March 2020 (for a decision in July 2020).
The Cornerstone Grant Programme offers grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 towards the cost of major urgent structural repair projects costed at more than £100,000 including VAT.
The Trust will also consider projects that introduce kitchens and accessible toilets to enable increased community use, costed at more than £30,000 including VAT. Grants will never exceed 50% of the project cost.
Future deadlines will be: 6 July 2020 (with a decision in November 2020).