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Large property grant scheme

Large grants are awarded for building development, for mission, outreach and community benefit, with some demonstration of energy efficiency.

Grants are not awarded for routine building maintenance.

Large grants will be awarded on the following basis:

  • Projects in the range £100,000 to £500,000

    Up to 10 grants with a maximum of up to £25,000 each may be made each year.
  • Large schemes between £500,000 and £2.5million

    Up to 4 grants with a maximum of up to £50,000 each may be made each year.
Unfortunately applications cannot be considered from the following:
  • Individuals (unless it is on behalf of a church)

  • Grants in respect of salaries, general running costs, maintenance and repair.

Further applications will not be considered from organisations which have already been awarded a grant within the previous two year period under the scheme

  • Criteria


    • Significant redevelopment projects on buildings which have been identified as key to the future mission objectives of a church, circuit or district.

    • Work which includes the provision of disabled access and facilities.

    • Schemes which bring significant community benefits beyond those to the immediate congregation, as identified during community consultation.

    The degree of financial support (if any) from the Circuit, District and Connexion for the scheme and whether any support has been separately provided by Allchurches Trust Limited will also be taken into consideration.

  • How to apply


    1. Check if your project is eligible by reading our grant giving policy

    2. Look at our tips and advice for completing your application

    3. Make sure your application is agreed with your District Property Secretary or District Chair prior to submission so you can attach the supporting documents as part of the on-line application.

    4. Complete our on-line application form. Don’t worry if you cannot complete the application in one go; you can save it and return to it later.

    Apply now 

  • What to include


    • The objectives of the project

    • The total project cost

    • How the grant applied for will be used

    • The funds raised to date towards the project

    • Whether a grant has previously been given under the scheme (with dates and value)

    • Supporting documents (these can be an email or a letter on headed paper, scanned and uploaded with the application).

    Please ensure applications are agreed by the Applicant with their District Property Secretary or District Chair prior to submission.

  • Once you've applied


    Every application received is checked to ensure that it complies with the scheme and is complete. It is then reviewed for consideration by the Grant Giving Committee which meets every quarter. 

    On average, it takes between three and six months for an application to be processed, considered by the Grant Giving Committee and for the decision to be communicated to you. 

    We expect to receive a large number of applications and take great care in reviewing each one individually.

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