This screen allows you to review your application prior to final submission. Once you press "Submit" your form will be sent to us and we will see your application. You will receive a confirmation email with a copy of all your answers.

 

 

We are unable to return a form to you once you have clicked "Submit". In the event you have submitted too early and have additional information to include, please email grants@nationalchurchestrust.org including the name of the place of worship in the title bar.

A1
*Location and official name or dedication of the place of worship

E.g. FARNHAM, St Mary or MORECAMBE, Central Methodist Church - or - XYZ CHURCHES TRUST
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A2
*Full title and name of the main contact for the application

From left to right, use the 1st box for the title, 2nd for the first name and 3rd for surname. We require contact details to correspond with you about the grant. We will not use your contact details for any purpose to which you do not agree.
         
A3
Main contact postal address
*Address 1:      
  Address 2:    
  Address 3:    
  Town:    
  *County:    
  *Postcode:    
  Country:    
A4
*Main contact email address

We will use email to correspond with the applicant if any questions arise
      
A5
*Main contact telephone number

We may call the applicant with questions concerning the application if they arise.
        
A6
Main contact's role or job title

For example: churchwarden, Elder, incumbent, fundraiser, Trustee, Treasurer, volunteer, Secretary etc.
      
A7
*Address of the place of worship or local churches trust, including postcode
Address1:      
  If the place of worship does not have a postcode, please give the postcode of the nearest building Address2:    
  Town:    
  *County:    
  *Postcode:    
  Country:    
A8
Website address

      
A9
Charity registration number

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A10
Select the denomination for the place of worship

      
A11
*Select the name of the diocese, if applicable

Select the relevant Diocese if it features. If not select 'Other'. Or, if it is not applicable, select 'Not Applicable'.
      
B1
Enter the listing designation of the place of worship as I, II*, II, A, B, B+, B1 or C

All places of worship should answer this question. If the building is unlisted write 'Unl' or if it is locally listed write 'Local'.
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B2
*Brief historic and architectural description about the building

Highlight key dates and architects, and any important features or notable connections [Max. 200 characters]
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C1
*Describe the work that this grant will fund and time scales

Outline what work it is you are doing in this phase that our grant would be allocated towards, and when this work will take place [Max. 250 characters]
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C2
*Please tick the type of project you are seeking funding for:

      
C3
*Outline why the project needs National Churches Trust funding, and why now?

Explain urgency/need for the work with any evidence for this (e.g. identified as urgent in most recent Quinquennial Inspection Report) . Also any limitations, financial need, local issues. [Max. 2000 characters]
      
D1
*Select the region in which the project is located

Click "?" for direction on regions
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D2
*Select one of the following options that best describes the area surrounding the place of worship

      
D3
If the place of worship features on a Heritage or Buildings at Risk Register, or has been advised for inclusion at the next revision, please note the condition or category level it is featured at

Please state 'not at risk' if the building is not featured on a register, or 'unknown' if this information is not known, or 'Not Applicable'. For entries outside of England, please upload a copy of the entry at the end of the application form.
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D4
Briefly describe how the building is currently used both for worship and beyond worship for community activities. Include details about opening times, congregation size, and the number of services per month (mandatory for applications from places of worship).

Include: av. no. of services per month; av. adult attendance; when the building is open to visitors beyond worship use; number of days a year the building is open beyond worship; visitor numbers; whether there is a Friends' group. [Max. 250 characters]
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D5
*What is the total project cost excluding VAT?

This should be the figure from your preferred quote(s) supplied with the application
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D6
*What size grant would you wish to receive from us?

Grants range between £500 and £3,000. We will never fund more than 50% of the cost of work and if costs reduce between award and payment, our grant award will be adjusted accordingly.
      
E1
*What is the average annual maintenance spend at the place of worship?

Enter a whole number with no punctuation. Click "?" for more info
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E2
*Is there a maintenance plan in place for the church? Please type 'Yes' or 'No'

We strongly encourage churches to have a maintenance plan in place. Click '?' for more info
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E3
Please enter the name, company and email address of the qualified professional architect or chartered building surveyor, leading the project (separate lines by commas). They should have Conservation Accreditation if the building is listed.

[Max. 255 characters]
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E4
*If your application to us is successful, how will you pay for the remainder of the project costs (bearing in mind that this must be at least 50%)?

List (separating by commas) whether the balance will come from e.g. reserves, other grant applications, or any other funds that may be forthcoming. [Max. 200 characters]
      
F1
How does the project meet our outcome for Preserving Heritage?

Demonstrate how the building will be: in better condition, be better managed, and/or better understood. Click "?" for more info. You need to answer at least 1 of the 3 questions in this section. [Max. 500 characters]
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F2
How does the project meet our outcome for Promoting Sustainability?

Demonstrate how the building will be: more suitable for wider community uses, more secure for the future, and/or the project is well planned. Click "?" for more info. You need to answer 1 of the 3 questions in this section [Max. 500 characters]
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F3
How does the project meet our outcome for Inspiring Support?

Demonstrate how the building: will engage with more people, will increase opportunity for volunteering, and/or will be more financially viable. Click "?" for more info. You need to answer 1 of the 3 questions in this section [Max. 500 characters]
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G1
*On occasion we may be able to help secure additional funding from other funders. Please type 'Yes' to consent for us to share details of the application form and the main contact details with other potential funders

Type "Yes" or "No"
      
G2
*We would like to keep you updated about our work and news that is affecting our sector. Please tick 'yes' to agree that we can be in touch via E-MAIL periodically during the year, regardless of whether your application is successful or not. This is so that we can inform you of relevant regional events and workshops, or awards and competitions. We will never sell or swap your details with any other organisation, and will keep your details private and secure. We do not make fundraising phone calls and would only telephone you if we had a specific query.

Please note successful applicants will automatically be added to our database as part of our grants monitoring process, and adherence to the terms and conditions of the grant offer.
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G3
We would like to know more about our applicants. Please select which applies to whomever has completed most of this application form.

This is for our own monitoring purposes only
      
G4
How did you hear about our grants?

This is for our own monitoring purposes only e.g. previous applicant, via an internet search engine, through a funding directory, at an event etc. [Max. 255 characters]
      
H1
Quote 1 (preferred quote)

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H2
Quote 2

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H3
Most recent set of signed audited or independently examined annual accounts - these should include the examiner's report

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H4
Permission of the governing body, eg. Faculty or equivalent, if required; Archdeacon's Certificate; or minutes of Trustee meeting

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H5
For places of worship in Wales, Northern Ireland or Scotland - a copy of the heritage at risk register entry, if featured

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H6
A recent general exterior view of the building. Please use a jpeg if possible.

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H7
An image identifying the maintenance issue / area that requires work. Please use a high resolution jpeg if possible.

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H8
A copy of the building maintenance plan if one is already in place

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H9
An extract from a building condition report / structural survey / Quinquennial Inspection Report to demonstrate urgency of the repair. The extract must show the date and author of the report

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H10
Letter or email from the inspecting architect to confirm the need and suitability of the works proposed by the preferred contractor

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H11
A copy of a paying-in slip or bank statement for the Place of Worship's bank account showing account name, number and sort code - to help with grant payment

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