Grants and loans are available for the repair of an eligible building and its building services including rewiring and heating projects. We also offer grants and loans for installing new facilities like toilets and kitchens.

Historic churches and chapels of any Christian denomination in Cambridgeshire are eligible, provided they are likely to remain in use for public worship and be properly maintained for the foreseeable future.

Recent Grants and Loans

Wisbech, St Peter and St Paul

Grant details

Purpose: Roof Alarm,
Loan amount: ,
Grant amount: £1,000,

Great Staughton, St Andrew

Grant details

Purpose: Roof Alarm,
Loan amount: NIL,
Grant amount: £1,000,

Hail Weston, St Nicholas

Grant details

Purpose: Disabled Access with toilet and kitchen
Loan amount: £20,000
Grant amount: £2,000

Elton, All Saints

Grant details

Purpose: New Lighting,
Loan amount: NIL,
Grant amount: £1,000,

Foxton, St Laurence

Grant details

Purpose: Upgrade heating
Loan amount: Nil
Grant amount: Deferred

Cheveley, St Mary

Grant details

Purpose: Auto clock wind and clean dials
Loan amount: NIL
Grant amount: £1,500

Great Chishill, St Swithun

Grant details

Purpose: Rehang existing 5 bells and augment to 6,
Loan amount: NIL,
Grant amount: £2,000,

Eltisley, St Pandionia and St John the Baptist

Grant details

Purpose: Roof, stone and rainwater goods
Loan amount: NIL
Grant amount: £2,200

Grants and Loans

Grants are normally to a maximum of £3,000 for projects costing more than £10,000.

Interest-free loans may be offered for any project to a maximum of £20,000

Roof Alarm Grants

Alarms are the only proven deterrent to protect against metal theft.

Metal theft cost Cambridgeshire churches £2.1M since 2018.

Alternative sources of funding

Our Grants Secretary accounts for CHCT grants, but where else might you apply? 

Advice and Information

Sources of advice and information on church maintenance

Application deadline

September 12, 2022
The deadline for our next meeting has now past.
Our next round of grants will be decided on 19 September 2022. The application deadline is 12 September.

All grants are now via our online application portal. Decide which type of grant and click the button above.