How To Apply
Visitors including a man pushing a woman in a wheelchair across a wooden bridge at Birkenhead Park

Grants for Places of Worship 

The Grants for Places of Worship programme is for projects that involve urgent structural repairs to places of worship that are at risk. As part of a repair project we can also fund work to encourage greater community use and engagement. You can apply for a grant from £10,000 to £250,000. The UK-wide scheme is delivered through four separate programmes in

The difference we want to make 

Grants for Places of Worship projects must achieve the outcomes below:

Outcome for heritage:

With our investment, heritage will be in better condition.

Outcome for communities:

With our investment, more people and a wider range of people will have engaged with heritage.

Application process 

Grants for Places of Worship applications go through a two-round process. This is so that you can apply at an early stage of planning your project and get help in working out the scope of the work that you need to undertake before you send us your proposals in greater detail.

  • At the first round, we assess your application in three months, and then it goes to the next decision meeting
  • Your development phase can take up to 12 months, depending on the complexity of your project
  • At the second round, we will assess your application in three months and give you a decision

We recommend that you send us a project enquiry form before you apply. Register a project enquiry.

Decision meetings 

Decisions are made four times a year, by local Committees. For information about when these decision meetings take place, please see the webpage for your local area.



New Life for Places of Worship video transcript (PDF, 132KB)

Green Orthodox Church. Copyright English Heritage 

Grants for places of worship 

Application materials

    Essential reading

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