The Church of England has announced that the next deadline for applications to its ChurchCare – Grants for Fabric Repairs is the 29th July 2019.
ChurchCare supports all those in parishes, dioceses and cathedrals caring for their buildings. The Fabric Repairs programme helps PCCs with the eligible costs of essential fabric repairs in architecturally or historically significant Anglican churches in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Applications are considered on the grounds of the historic and architectural significance of the building and also on a parish’s engagement with the history and interpretation of the site/building.
- The criteria for consideration include the following:
- The church must only be listed either Grade I or Grade II*
- The church should not have benefited from a Wolfson Foundation grant in the previous five years
50% of the required funding needs to have been secured as ‘cash in the bank’ or pledges at point of application
Works eligible for funding tend to be Category A or B recommendations in a quinquennial inspection report and include things such as:
- Roof repairs
- Masonry repairs
- Rainwater disposal and drainage.
For further information or advice, please click here to contact John Webster, Conservation Grants Administrator, T: 020 7898 1872. The address for correspondence sent by post is Cathedral & Church Buildings Division, Church House, Great Smith Street, London SW1P 3AZ.