Places of worship
Through our open grants programmes we fund: building fabric repairs; the conservation of features such as wall paintings and monuments; projects to research and interpret the history of these important local buildings; as well new facilities that will help extend their use and make them more sustainable for the future. We can also support congregations who want to share their heritage by training their volunteers, learning how to deliver educational activities or engaging with the wider community.
HLF’s Grants for Places of Worship programme is closing in September 2017 however places of worship remain a priority for HLF. Historic places of worship, of all faiths and denominations, can continue to apply to HLF for funding through either the Our Heritage (up to £100,000) or Heritage Grants (up to £5m) programmes.
We’ve been successfully funding places of worship through our open programme for more than 20 years. Projects include the major restoration of York Minster’s Great East Window and conservation of the interior of the Garnethill Synagogue in Glasgow. But we have also been funding smaller places of worship projects through these programmes.
Take a look at projects we’ve already funded:
- If you have more questions about applying to HLF for a grant for a place of worship here are some useful frequently asked questions and answers
- This blog from HLF’s Head of Historic Environment also explores how we will be funding places of worship in the future
- You might also like to read the blog on Caring for Divine Heritage. This was written to help Cathedrals understand how to deliver successful projects but the advice holds good for all places of worship – no matter what the scale
- HLF statement - funding for places of worship