October 2, 2017
If your church is struggling to meet the cost of planned repairs, improvements or maintenance, it could be eligible for a grant from the Gloucestershire Historic Churches Trust.
The deadline for the next round of grants is October 31. A member of the grants committee will visit churches to review their application and the committee will meet to make its awards in December.
The Trust helps churches of any Christian denomination, however there are conditions which need to be met. Works should be specified by an architect or surveyor with suitable conservation training and have approval from the DAC (Church of England) or other appropriate body.
Churches must be adequately insured, and properly maintained. Preference is given to churches which are in regular use and open to visitors as often as possible, and which can demonstrate a contribution to the local community.
For full details of how to apply, download the Guidance Notes here.
To make an application complete the online Grant application form, print it and send it in to us with supporting photographs and the most recent church accounts.
Last year GHCT awarded £130,000 in grants for a wide variety of projects, helping 37 congregations keep their churches viable for use today and in the future.