Advice & Guidance

Finding Funding

Repairs to historic places of worship can be costly, but English Heritage estimates that there is approximately £40 million in grant aid currently available to faith groups. As places of worship are enjoyed and used by far wider communities than just regular attendees we all have a responsibility to look after them.

Carved stonework

A number of bodies are now working to find new solutions to the problem of how to meet the repair challenges facing our historic places of worship. Maintenance is seen to be a worthwhile and economical approach to safeguarding our historic buildings and ways of funding maintenance projects or incorporating maintenance planning into grant conditions are currently being explored by the major funding bodies. English Heritage has also suggested the creation of a simple light touch grant scheme for small repair projects as part of its Inspired! campaign.