Small Grants Programme


Churches Conservation is delighted to have launched its small grant programme for special conservation projects to the fabric and contents of historic listed churches  and chapels in England.







Special conservation projects mean projects to the fabric and contents of historic listed churches and chapels that would not normally be undertaken in the regular cycle of repair and maintenance, including archives held within the church. Examples include conservation work to listed headstones and tombs, monuments, wall paintings, rood screens, fonts, carved stonework, stained glass and altar cloths. 


Grants awarded will be between £250 and £2,000; the grant must normally be within a minimum of 10% and a maximum of 75% of the total project cost. 


Grant recipients must be a formally constituted group e.g. ‘Friends’ group, Preservation Trust, Parochial Church Council or similar, with legal responsibility for the listed church, chapel or churchyard.  Recipient organisations will be limited to those with an income of £5million or less.



If you are interested in applying for a small grant please download the small grants brief, standard terms & conditions document, and an application form.   Applications should be emailed to



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Applications will be considered by the Trustees of Churches Conservation at their next available meeting following receipt.


Dates of forthcoming meetings:


  • 12 July 2022 (applications to be received by June)
  • 18 October 2022 (applications to be received by 2 September)


  • 11 July 2023 (applications received by 2 June)
  • 17 October 2023 (applications received by 1 September)