Friends of Kent Churches

Heritage Religion

Friends of Kent Churches give grants to churches and chapels of architectural merit or historic importance in Kent (pre-1965 boundaries) and help to maintain in good order their fabric and fixtures of special importance. This includes:

  • Fabric repair and restoration.
  • Window and floor maintenance.
  • Work done to monuments

It excludes:

  • Reordering, new extensions, toilets or kitchens.
  • Heating, redecorating or rewiring.
  • Bells, clocks or organs.

There is no minimum or maximum grant value but the Trust usually has around £100,000 to give away per year in grants.

Deadline: Applications are considered twice annually and must be submitted by the following dates:

  • 1 May for consideration in July.
  • 1 November for consideration in January.

For more information and to apply please click here.

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