CHURCHES, chapels and meeting houses in Scotland needing funding for urgent repairs and maintenance are being encouraged to apply for grants.
The National Churches Trust is administering a £60,000 fund for Scotland which has been made possible thanks to The Pilgrim Trust.
The money will pay for ‘Foundation Grants for Maintenance’ supporting projects including gutter and roof repairs.
The grants are open to any church, chapel or meeting house that is open for regular Christian worship and will be administered by the National Churches Trust in partnership with Scotland’s Churches Trust.
Catherine Townsend, Head of Church Support for the National Churches Trust, said: “Churches and chapels are a vital part of Scotland’s heritage.
“In 2021, with the support of both The Pilgrim Trust and Scotland’s Churches Trust, we look forward to helping more of Scotland’s places of worship remain in good repair and at the heart of local communities.”
In 2021, the National Churches Trust expects to allocate more than £1.5m to churches and chapels throughout the UK – and places of worship nationally are being encouraged to apply for a grant.
The Foundation Grant Programme offers grants of between £500 and £5,000 towards urgent maintenance works and small repairs identified as high priority within a recent Quinquennial Inspection or Survey Report, as well as small investigative works and surveys.
Project costs should not exceed £10,000 excluding VAT and awards will be up to 50% of the costs.
Decisions are made on a rolling basis.
Further information can be found on the National Churches Trust’s website HERE.