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

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

Great Staughton, St Andrew

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

Hail Weston, St Nicholas

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

Elton, All Saints

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

Foxton, St Laurence

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

Cheveley, St Mary

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

Great Chishill, St Swithun

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

Eltisley, St Pandionia and St John the Baptist

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

Kingston, All Saints and St Andrew

Purpose: Nave ceiling and South Aisle roof repairs
Grant amount: £3,000
Loan amount: £20,000

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 28, 2022
The deadline for our next meeting has now past.
Our next round of grants will be decided on 7 March 2022. The application deadline is 28 February

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