What we Fund

We are able to consider applications for grant funding for any church, chapel or meeting house used as a place of public worship. Buildings completed less than 50 years ago are not eligible, unless there are special circumstances. Grants cannot be given for work that has already been started.

Take a look at what we can and cannot help with

Here is what we can do if your wanting to do Restoration, upkeep and maintenance of fabric. Heating and lighting repairs or replacement. Repairs to pipe organs, bells, clocks and internal monuments, windows. Churchyard walls, monuments and footpaths Drainage.

OHCT is also able to fund new work as well as repairs, providing such work maintains the historical integrity of the building, contents and environment. Toilets, kitchens and utility areas, Disabled access, Architect’s fees (excluding VAT) incurred as part of a completed project, New floors and stairs in towers e.g. for ringing chambers. We can also support Electrical work, Sound systems, Security systems, Pipe or electronic organs, Vestries and storage areas.

Grants are available for feasibility studies, option studies, scoping out and investigative works relating to repairs and new work.

Unfortunately, although we do our best, we cannot support work in respect of the following;

  • Routine maintenance unless identified as part of the QQ inspection or work that is urgent where further delays may result in significant deterioration of the fabric of the building.
  • Work that has already started.
  • Removal or replacement of pews.
  • Liturgical re-ordering e.g. nave altars and platforms.
  • Church or parish halls, Car parks.
  • Buildings less than fifty years old.

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