Within the expansive county of Yorkshire there are over 2,500 places of worship, by far the biggest number of churches in any English county.
Over 800 of these places of worship will have received at least one grant, and since our small beginnings over a quarter century ago, over £3,000,000 worth of grant has been distributed to your places of worship.
In the last 10 years, grants to individual churches have ranged in size from £250 up to £112,492.
In order to be eligible, applicants must demonstrate a focus of mission and care for their building; any schemes should be prepared by a qualified architect/surveyor.
In addition the Trust requires the following:
The following areas of work are ineligible:
Applying for a Grant
If you would like to apply for a grant, download the form below, or get in touch with Jonathan Stamp, the grants secretary on 07594 578665 if have you have any questions.
Please download our grant guidance notes to aid you in filling out the forms. Thank you for your interest in the Trust.
The following map shows the pre 1974 boundaries of the county of Yorkshire. These are the geographical boundaries the Trust works within. Check here to see if your place of worship is eligible :
Other Funding Organisations
Click here for a comprehensive list of other trusts and grant making bodies who award funding for church repairs and restoration.
If the cost of booking a maintenance service is a financial problem, the National Churches Trust, with its partner the Pilgrim Trust, can offer micro grants of up to £500 towards the cost of a number of maintenance services and fabric repairs available to book through its Maintenance Booker scheme.
Further details available here.