Grants for Places of Worship (England)

Grants from £10,000 to £250,000
Historic places of worship are often at the heart of our communities. Grants from £10,000–£250,000 can fund urgent structural repairs and help to make them better places for everyone to visit.

From providing space for training services to hosting concerts and crèches, places of worship have an increasing role in everyday life. And they are an important part of local and national heritage. That's why we must protect them for the future.

Grants for Places of Worship funds urgent structural repairs to Grade I, II* and II listed places of worship in England. As part of the repair project, we can also fund improvements to facilities and work that helps more people get involved with these wonderful buildings.

More about this grant programme

We’re passionate about the difference our projects make for heritage, people and communities. We take account of the outcomes your project will achieve in our assessment. You can read about these in the application guidance.

There are some additional documents we highly recommend you read:

Applications go through a two-round process. This is so you can apply at an early stage of planning your project and get an idea of whether you're likely to receive a grant. Then you can send us your detailed proposals. At the first round you can also ask for funding to develop your project.

We make sure all applications are carefully and professionally assessed. We may ask an advisor from English Heritage to visit you and evaluate the repair need and urgency of the works compared to that of other applications.

We are here to support you throughout the application process. As part of this we will review your project during the development phase. We will check how you are progressing with preparatory work and relevant documents.

When you need to apply

We must receive your first-round application and all supporting documents by:

  • 24 November for a decision in March 2015
  • 20 February for a decision in June 2015
  • 1 June for a decision in September 2015
  • 17 August for a decision in December 2015

Second-round submissions and supporting documents must be received up to 12 months after the first-round decision. They are assessed within three months, after which funding decisions are made. This will normally be at the next monthly meeting, but in some instances it may go to the HLF committee for your local area. Please contact your local team for more information.

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