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

Woodditton, St Mary the Virgin

Woodditton, St Mary, Ext, Tower East Elev

Grant details

Purpose: Tower external masonry repairs
Loan amount: £20,000
Grant amount: £5000

Soham, St Andrew

Grant details

Purpose: Re-roof North and South Transept,
Loan amount: £20,000,
Grant amount: £5,000,

Boxworth, St Peter

Grant details

Purpose: Window and Stone QI Repairs
Loan amount: £20,000
Grant amount: £3,000

Great Paxton, Holy Trinity

Grant details

Purpose: South Aisle Floor Repairs,
Loan amount: £5,000,
Grant amount: £3,000,

Southoe, St Leonard

Grant details

Purpose: Belfry Repairs,
Loan amount: £10,000,
Grant amount: £3,000,

Landbeach, All Saints

Grant details

Purpose: Augment Bells from 4 to 6,
Loan amount: £20,000,
Grant amount: £3,000,

St Neots, St Mary

Grant details

Purpose: South West Buttress Repair
Loan amount: Not applied for
Grant amount: £3,000

Longstanton, All Saints

Grant details

Purpose: Window Repairs
Loan amount: Not applied for
Grant amount: £3,000

Cambridge, St Paul

Grant details

Purpose: High Level Masonry Repairs
Loan amount: Not applied for
Grant amount: £3,000

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

February 27, 2023
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The deadline for our next meeting has now past.
Our next round of grants will be decided on 6 March 2023. The application deadline is 27 February.

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