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 grants have 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:
FAQs and Helpful Hints
Click here for detailed answers to the following questions:
- What can I apply for and when?
- How do I find the dates applications have to be submitted?
- What is the process and how long does it take?
- What kind of churches or chapels can apply and do they have to be listed?
- Where do I find help?
- What kind of permission do I have to supply as the form mentions “faculty” or equivalent?
- How much can I apply for?
- Where can I find out about other grant funders?
- The form mentions becoming a Friend of the YHCT – can you please explain that?
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.
Other Funding Organisations and specialist services
See below for details of other trusts and grant making bodies that award funding for church repairs and restoration:
The Building Conservation Directory
This directory is a guide to specialist suppliers, consultants and craftspeople in traditional building conservation, refurbishment and design: https://www.buildingconservation.com/books/bcd.htm
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 :
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.