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  • Presentations by grant-funders- Heritage Lottery Fund, Big Lottery, National Churches Trust, All Churches Trust. These presentations were given at the DAC conference, Church Buildings Council, Church of England, in September 2017

As with all grants, please check the criteria to see if you're eligible, and the t/c's to see if appropriate for your particular circumstances: 

  • Church Buildings Council (CBC) conservation grants, Church of England
    The CBC offer grants for Conservation Reports to assess what work is needed on art works or historic furnishings such as wall paintings, stained glass, monuments and organs etc etc. They also offer conservaton grants for work on buildings (fabric repair grants) and historic furnishings.
  • A change in law to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect on 25th May 2018.The main thing to note is that, as a charity, the church does not do direct marketing (DM), and therefore the vast majority of churches do not need to worry about GDPR. However, when a church is planning a fundraising appeal and planning on writing to non-members of the electoral roll, this could be considered DM and therefore the church may need to consider wording of letters / brochures and how their funding needs are distributed and communicated. Please see above guidance document for advice.
  • HLF GPOW grant programme closure. On 3rd April 2017, the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) have announced the Grants for Places of Worship (GPOW) programme will close later this year, and churches are encouraged to apply to their other grant schemes. Please see the 'Heritage Lottery Fund' section of this webpage.
  • National Churches Trust. NEW for 2017: 'Maintenance Grant' and 'Project Viability' grants have been launched iin 2017. The deadlines for all their grants, including Community facilities and Repairs, are now on their website
  • Training course- Writing a Successful Grant Application, held at Church House on Thursday 15th February 2018. Booking is essential 

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