The following grant opportunities can help support you with the cost of carrying out essential maintenance and repairs to your building booked through MaintenanceBooker. 

National Churches Trust Grants

The National Churches Trust has several grant programmes which you may be able to apply to for financial support towards maintenance work at your church. To find out more about the grants available please see here.

Listed Places of Worship Grants Scheme

The Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme (LPWGS) gives grants that cover the VAT incurred in making repairs to listed buildings in use as places of worship. The scheme covers repairs to the fabric of the building, along with associated professional fees, plus repairs to turret clocks, pews, bells and pipe organs.

The Scheme is run by the Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) with a focus on preserving heritage in the fabric of our UK listed places of worship. Since its establishment in 2001, the Scheme has adapted to changes while continuing to support places of worship by delivering the fairest possible system of making grants and ensuring that all faiths and areas of the UK are equally able to make use of the scheme.

The LPWGS has paid out £151m since its inception and assisted over 13,000 buildings. The Scheme presently receives approximately 4000 applications per annum.

Claims can be made once invoices total above £1,000 (excl. VAT), and must be made within 12 months of the invoice date. Listed places of worship may also submit one claim in respect of works with a value of less than £1,000, but more than £500 (excluding the VAT paid) in any 12 month period. Visit their website for full details.

More about the LPWGS and to apply for a grant.

Further reading

View the National Churches Trust grants webpages. Other sources of advice, support and funding can be found through their listed support organisations.