Churchcare has announced that grants are now available for Fabric Repairs to Grade I or Grade II* churches towards the costs of Category A or B recommendations in a quinquennial inspection report.
Applications are considered on the grounds of the historic and architectural significance of the building, the essential nature of the work required, the ability of the parish to contribute financially to the project and on a parish’s engagement with the history and interpretation of the site/building. If offered, grants are available for 12 months from the date of the award, so parishes need to consider carefully when to apply so that they may benefit from the funding while work is in progress. 50% of the required funding needs to have been secured as ‘cash in the bank’ or pledges at the point of application.
The closing date for applications in this round is 29th January 2018.