Grants

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

Cambridge, St Giles

Grant details

Purpose: Leaking South Aisle Roof- Additional Work,
Loan amount: Not requested,
Grant amount: £600,

Little Downham, St Leonard

Grant details

Purpose: Replacement of Gas Boilers
Loan amount: £3,000
Grant amount: Not requested

Northborough, St Andrew

Grant details

Purpose: Repair Chancel Roof
Loan amount: Not requested
Grant amount: £2,500

Barnack, St John the Baptist

Grant details

Purpose: Reroof Lady Chapel and S Aisle valley gutter repairs
Loan amount: £20,000
Grant amount: £2,500

Teversham, All Saints

Grant details

Purpose: Repointing and stone consolidation
Loan amount: £10,000
Grant amount: £2,500

Marholm, St Mary the Virgin

Grant details

Purpose: Replacement of lead gutter to Chancel roof
Loan amount: £5,000
Grant amount: £2,500

Southoe, St Leonard

Grant details

Purpose: New facilities in base of tower and north aisle,
Loan amount: £20,000,
Grant amount: £1,000,

Melbourn, All Saints

Grant details

Purpose: Rehang two treble bells of ring of eight.
Loan amount: Not requested
Grant amount: £1,000

Orwell, St Andrew

Grant details

Purpose: Pipe Organ Restoration
Loan amount: £20,000
Grant amount: £1,000

Warboys, St Mary Magdalene

Grant details

Purpose: Tower lighting
Loan amount: Not requested
Grant amount: £1,000

Hardwick, St Mary

Grant details

Purpose: Nave ceiling and East Window head repairs
Loan amount: Not requested
Grant amount: £3,000

Chesterton, St Andrew

Grant details

Purpose: Roof and Masonry Repairs
Loan amount: Not requested
Grant amount: £3,000

Cambridge, St Clement

Grant details

Purpose: North Aisle Window Restoration,
Loan amount: Not requested,
Grant amount: £3,000,

Christchurch, Christchurch

Grant details

Purpose: Church Drainage
Loan amount: Not requested
Grant amount: £3,000

Stetchworth, St Peter

Grant details

Purpose: Tower and Chancel stonework repairs
Loan amount: Not requested
Grant amount: £3,000

Grants and Loans

Grants are normally to a maximum of £3,000.

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

August 28, 2024
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The deadline for our next meeting has now past.
Our next round of grants will be decided on 04 September 2024. The application deadline is 28 August 2024.

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