Churches Trust www.nationalchurchestrust.org
The National Churches Trust was launched in 2007 as the only national, non-profit
organisation dedicated to supporting and promoting places of worship used
by Christian denominations throughout the UK. The Trust has been advocating
the conservation of places of worship of historic value for the use and
enjoyment of future generations since the Trust's original inception in
1953 as The Historic Churches Preservation Trust. Providing an annual grants
programme of £1.5M that allocates funds for both building restoration
Directory of Social
24 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2DP. Tel: 020 7391 4800. DSC produces the
Grantseeker CD Rom, The Guide to the Major Trusts (an annual directory),
and runs a website with over 4000 Trusts listed.
Heritage Fund www.ffhb.org.uk
The AHF runs a website with search facility. It has extensive guidance
on raising funds for historic buildings including churches, from the mundane
to the modern, such as mobile phone transmitters on towers. The organisation
does not make grants itself, and no direct contact information is given.
Lottery Fund www.english-heritage.org.uk
Repair Grants for Places of Worship is a scheme funded by English Heritage
and the Heritage Lottery Fund. Criteria change annually and funds tend
to run out fairly rapidly. Initial applications for grants should be sent
to English Heritage South East Region, Eastgate Court, 195-205 High Street,
Guildford, GU1 3EH. Tel: 01483 252000.
Subsequently applications for help with monuments etc can be made to the
Heritage Lottery Fund itself.
South East England, 7 Holbein Place, London SW1W 8NR. Tel: 020 7591 6000.
The Council for the Care of Churches www.churchcare.co.uk
Church House, Great Smith Street, London SW1P 3NZ Tel: 020 7898 1885.
The Council publishes a wide range of specialist and general booklets
on the care of churches and churchyards.
The Institute of
British Organ Building www.ibo.co.uk
13 Ryefields, Thurston, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, IP31 3TD. Tel: 01359
Their 'Help Fundraising' page provides some useful resources for general
fund-raising as well as for organs.
The Diocese of Salisbury
The official site,
with general information, news, event listings, and resources for clergy