The National Churches Trust’s Gateway Grants makes grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 towards project development and investigative work up to RIBA planning stage 1, to support churches preparing for a major project, and in developing their project to the point at which they can approach a major grant funder. Grants will never exceed 50% of the net project costs for this phase.
The Gateway Grant Programme is also now able to offer grants of between £3,000 and £10,000:
- for urgent and essential maintenance and repair projects costing between £10,000 and £100,000. Grants will never exceed 50% of the net project costs; and
- to local church trusts to fund projects that support organisational development, increase their capacity to churches in their area or that deliver new ways of supporting churches in their area.
Applications from listed and unlisted Christian places of worship, of any denomination, across the UK are eligible to apply as long as they can answer ‘yes’ to the following:
- Is yours a Christian place of worship (but not a cathedral) within the UK, and open for at least six services of public worship each year?
- Do you own the building or have the right to carry out the work? If the church is not part of a major denomination then is the denomination registered with Churches Together in Britain and Ireland, or has it got charitable status?
- Was your place of worship built as a place of worship originally and is it more than 30 years old? And are the works that this phase will inform, be either directly to the building or attached to it?
- Is the building open to the public for a minimum of 100 days a year beyond worship use, or will be within one year of project completion?
- Have you already raised at least 50% of this phase of the total project cost?
- Is the project yet to start (we don’t accept applications for projects that have already started)?
- Are two quotes in place for each element of the work in this application? (If not please take a look at the Trust’s MaintenanceBooker services and register online to get a free quote if the services are available in your area)
- If already appointed – is the project being led by a qualified professional, with conservation accreditation from a recognised institution if it is a listed building?
Deadline: Continuous rolling programme. See funder’s website for upcoming trustees’ meeting deadlines.
This fund is not managed by Funding for All. Please click ‘Find out more’ and contact the funder for more information.
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