Yorkshire Historic Churches Trust

Yorkshire Historic Churches Trust



Alan Evans Memorial Trust

c/o Coutts & Co Trustee Dept, 440 Strand, London WC2R 0QS 0207 753 1000

or c/o Lemon & Co 34 Regent Circus Swindon SN1 1PY

Church and churchyard repair grants.

H B Allen Charitable Trust

P B Shore, Esq., Homefield, Chidden Holt, Hambledon, Waterlooville PO7 4TG 02392 632 406

Few grants to heritage buildings.

The Allan Sharpe Charitable Trust

A J Sharpe, Esq., The Peak, Brondeg, New Bethel, Mynyddislwyn, Blackwood NP12 2 BA 01495 224 414

Church repair grants.

All Churches Trust Ltd

Beaufort House, Brunswick Road, Gloucester GL1 1JZ 01452 875 189

Church repair grants. Charitable arm of EIG.

John Armitage Charitable Trust

J Armitage Esq, c/o Sampson West, 34 Ely Place, London EC1N 6TD

Grants for religious activities, disability, heritage, other charity bodies.

Lord Barnby’s Foundation Grant

Mrs J A Lethbridge, The Lord Barnby’s Foundation, P O Box 71, Plymstock, Plymouth PL3 2YP

Grants for preservation of religious buildings £1-5000.

The Barren Bell Trust

Ian Walrond, 71 Lower Green Road, Tunbridge Wells TN2 4EB

Repair grants for bells.

The Benham Charitable Settlement

Mrs M M Tittle, The Benham Charitable Settlement, Hurstbourne, Porman Drive, Virginia Water GU25 4NR

Repair grants of size £300-500.

John Booth Charitable Foundation,

J D S Booth, Flat 4 St Pauls Ct, 56 Manchester St, London W1U 3AF 0207 486 2201

Heritage organisations.

The British Sundial Society

c/o Royal Astronomical Society Burlington House, Piccadilly London W1J 0BQ

Possible repair grants to important sundials.

T H Brunner Settlement

T R H Brunner, Flat 4, Inverness Gardens, London W8 4RN 0207 727 6277

Church repair grants.

The Jack Brunton Charitable Trust

D A Swallow, Esq.,Administrator, Commercial House, 10 Bridge Street, Stokesley TS9 5AA 01642 711 407

North Riding church repair grants.

The Audrey & Stanley Burton 1960 Charitable Trust

K Pailing, Trustee Management Ltd, 19 Cookridge Street, Leeds LS23AG 01132 436 466

Repair grants for churches mainly in Leeds area.

The Byrne Charitable Trust

Alan Oates Esq., Suite 569, 28 Old Brompton Rd, London SW7 3DL 02076 917 906

Grants for religious activities, arts/heritage, disabilities & to organisations

CEMEX Community Foundation

CEMEX Community Fund, CEMEX House, Coldharbour Lane, Thorpe Egham TW20 8TD

Grants for historic churches within 3 miles of CEMEX site.

The F E Cleary Fund,

c/o The Georgian Group, 6 Fitzroy Square, London W1T 5DX 0871 750 2936

Grants for repairs/restorations to Georgian buildings and monuments.

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The Coulthurst Trust

Robert Foster, Foster Law, The Clock house, Watermill Park, Broughton Hall Skipton BD22 3 HG

Skipton area grants to local organisations.

Churches & Community Fund

Church House, Great Smith Street, London SW1P 3AZ 0207 898 1791

Community project grants.

Congregational & General Charitable Trust

Currer House, Currer Street, Bradford BD1 5BA 01274 700 700

Repair grants for URC churches.

Clore Duffield Foundation

Studio 3, Chelsea Manor Studios, Flood Street London SW3 5SR 0207 3512 5308

Possible heritage grants £5000+.

The Country House Foundation

D Price, Country house Foundation, Sheephouse Farm, Uley Road, Dursley GL11 5AD 0845 402 4102

Possible church grants £50,000+.

The Craven Trust

Central Hall, Alice Street, Keighley BD21 3JD 01535 665 258

Community project grants in a prescribed Craven area might be possible.

English Heritage

0870 333 1181 or

37 Tanner Row York YO16WP 01904 601 901

Repair grants for listed churches £10-250K.

English Heritage Listed Places of Worship Grants Scheme

EH Heritage Protection Operations Dept, 1 Waterhouse Square, 138-42 Holburn London EC1N 2ST 0207 973 3000

VAT repayment grants on repairs for listed churches.

Fitton Trust,

The Secretary, POBox661, West Boyle Chichester PO19 9JS

Grants for organisations

Foyle Foundation

Rugby Chambers, 2 Rugby Street, London WC1N 3QU

T: 020 7430 9119,

Small grants scheme £1,000 - £10,000

The Joseph Strong Frazer Trust,

Joseph Miller & C0, A Floor, Milburn House, Dean Street, Newcastle NE1 1LE

0191 232 8065. Grants for general purposes, other trusts.

Garfield Weston Foundation

Weston Centre, 10 Grosvenor Street, London W1K 4QT 0207 399 6565

Church repair grants.

Gibbs Charitable Trusts,

Dr James Gibbs, 8 Victoria Street, Bristol BS8 4ET

Grants for religious activities, heritage, other trusts.

The Anthony John Floyd Charitable Trust

The Trustees of the A J Floyd Trust c/o Smith & Williamson, 25 Moorgate London EC2R 6AY 0207 131 4033

Grants for the arts & possibly churches £5000.

Friends of Friendless Churches

St Ann’s Vestry Hall, 2 Church Entry, London EC4V 5HB 0207 7236 3934

Grants to churches they own, for bells, murals, paintings, candelabra etc, stained glass conservation/repairs. They can grant aid introduction of works of art.

The Goldsmiths Company

Apply through National Churches Trust for heritagegrants like church repairs/items.

Peter Stormonth Darling Trust

7 Swan Walk, London SW3 3JJ

Grants £1-5K for organisations, heritage.

W A Handley Charity Trust,

Rycroft Glenton, 32 Portland Terrace, Newcastle NE2 1QP 0191 281 1292

Grants for general charitable purposes, the old disabled, other trusts.

Jane Hodge Foundation,

Jonathan Hodge,, Ty Gwyn, Lisvane road, Lisvane, Cardiff CF14 0SG 02920 787 693

Grants for the old, disabled, other trusts.

Hedley Denton Charitable Trust

Ian Nicholson & Co, 5 West Road Ponteland, Newcastle NE20 9ST 01661 823 863

Grants for the disabled.

The Helen Isabella McMorran Charitable Foundation

NatWest Services, 5th Floor, Trinity Quay, 2 Avon Street, Bristol BS2 0PT 0551 657 737

Church repair grants.

Sir John Hoods Charitable Trust

Hays Macintyre, Fairfax House, 31 Fulwood Road, London WC1V 6AY 0207 969 5500

Repair grants to RC churches.

Idlewild Trust

1a Taylors yard, 67 Alderbrook Road, London SW12 8AD 0208 772 3155

Conservation and restoration work, but not for new work within a restoration, such as heating facilities etc.

The Ironmongers Company

Ms Helen Sant, Shaftesbury Place, Barbican, London EC2Y 8AA 0207 776 2304

Historic ironwork conservation grants.

Cecil King Memorial Foundation,

Heather Thompson, 113 Ballymacormick Rd, Dromore BT25 1QS

Grants for heritage and organisations.

The Kirby Laing Foundation

Ms Elizabeth Harley, 33 Bunns lane, Mill Hill, London NW7 2DX 0208 238 8890

Grants for disabled, elderly, heritage preservation and social welfare.

The Landfill Community Fund

Head Office, 60 Holly Walk, Royal Leamington Spa CV32 4JE 01926 488 300,

Church repair grants within landfill areas.

Beatrice Laing Trust,

Ms Elizabeth Harley, 33 Bunns Lane, London NW7 2DX 0208 238 8890,

Grants for religious activities, disabled, other trusts.

Laing’s Charitable Trust

133 Page Street, London NW7 2ER 0208 959 3636

Grants for organs and see details above.

Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation

105 Albion Street, Leeds LS1 5AS 01132 167 296,

Support for Leeds area churches only where community outreach/benefit is achieved.

The Leche Trust

84 Cicada Road, London SW18 2NZ 020 8706233,

Grants for organs 1680-1830, preservation and repairs of church contents, but not structural repairs to the church fabric.

Lennox & Wyfold Foundation,

Martin Betts Esq, RF Trustee Co. Ltd, 15 Suffolk Street, London SW1Y 4HG , 020 7036 5685

Grants for general charitable purpose, other trusts.

Lyndhurst Trust,

The Lyndhurst trust, POBox615, North Shields NE29 1AP

Grants for religious activities.

The Manifold Trust

or Mrs Helen Niven, Studio Cottage, Windsor Great Park, Windsor SL4 2HP 01926 488 300

Church repair grants.

Sir George Martin Trust

The Secretary, Sir G Martin Trust, Netherwood House, Ilkley LS29 9RP 01943 831 019

Grants for outreach in West and North Yorkshire, no grants for restoration.

The Mercers Charitable Foundation,

The Clerk, Mercers Company, Mercers Hall, Ironmongery Lane, London EC2V 8AE 01207 486 2201,

Grants to heritage organisations and churches with a Mercer connection.

Methodists Church Connexional Grants

Methodist Church House, 25 Marylebone Road, London NW1 5JS 0207 486 5502,

Various grants for Methodists chapels, but only those owned locally, and not for repairs or maintenance.

Monumental Brass Society

Martin Struchfield FSA, Hon Conservation Officer, MBS, Pentlow Hall, Cavendish, Suffolk, CO10 7SP

Small grants for conservation work on brasses, applications must be supported by an estimate from a recognised brass conservator.

National Churches Trust

Alison Pollard, 31 Newbury Street London EC1A 7HU 0207 600 6090,

Various grants for listed church repairs.

National Heritage Memorial Fund

Fiona Talbot, 7 Holbein Place, London SW1W 8NR 0207 591 6008,

Grants to outstanding buildings and artistic items, last resort funding.

The Normanby Charitable Trust

52 Tite Street, London SW3 4JA

Church repair grants, mainly for North Yorkshire, max £10K, application by letter.

The Oakley Charitable Trust,

Geoffrey Oakley, St Mary’s Cl, 10 St Mary’s Rd, Harborne, Birmingham B17 0HA. Apply in writing. First priority given to projects in the West Midlands, but do award general grants to organisations.

On Organ Fund

Dr A Thurlow, 8 Old Bakery Gardens, Chichester, PO19 8AJ

Organ grants £100-1000. Half the amount already needs to be raised

The Pilling Trust

Beever & Struthers, Richmond Terrace, Blackburn RB1 7AP 01285 686 600

Repairs to organs for churches in the parish of York only.

Sir John Priestman Trust

19 John Street, Sunderland SR1 1TG 0191 567 4857

Repairs to churches and organs in North Yorkshire only.

Rank Foundation

Rosamund McNulty, Rank Foundation, 12 Warwick Square, London SW1V 1AA 0207 834 7731,

Grants for churches with shortfall greater than 1/3.

Sir James Reckitt Charity

The Administrator, Sir James Reckitt Charity, 7 Derrymore Road, Willerby HU10 6ES, 01482 655 861

Grants for churches in Hull, E Riding and Quakers.

The Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts:-

The Headley Trust

The Peak, 5 Wilton Road, London SW18 1AP 0207 410 0330

Repair grants to churches, especially larger parish (cathedral size) churches.


The Monument Trust, address as above

Church repair grants.

The Sharpe Trust

A R Strickland, Esq., 71 North Home Road, Cirencester GL7 1DS 0185 885 734,

Bell repair grants.

Sheffield Town Trust,

George Connell, Keeble Hawson Moorhouse, Old Cathedral Vicarage, 7-12 St James Street, Sheffield S1 1XA 01142 722 061,

Grants to protect Sheffield’s heritage.

SITA Trust

Repair grants for churches within 3 miles of a SITA site. Usethe postcode checker online at

The W.W Spooner Charitable Trust

H R Broughton, Esq., 2 Elliot Road, Watford, Herts WD17 4DF

Church repair grants.

The Steel Charitable Trust

Apply only by email, 30% of grants go Luton and Bedfordshire.

Repair grants for historic churches £1-25,000.

Venezianna Trust

PWW Solicitors, 70 St George’s Square, London SW1V 3RD 0207 821 8211,

Repair grants to buildings before 1750.

Veolia Environmental Trust

Ruthdene, Station Road, Four Ashes, Wolverhampton WV10 7DG 01902 794 766,

Funding for community facilities and category E funding for historic buildings within prescribed area of a Veolia site.

War Memorial Trust

42A Buckingham Palace Road London SW1G 9RD 0207 323 5730,

Conservation and repair grants to war memorials.

William & Jane Morris Fund

Society of Antiquaries, Burlington house, Piccadilly London W1J 0BE 0207 403 6652 ,

Conservation and repair grants for important stained glass and internal fittings.

The Simon Whitbread Charitable Trust

E C A Martineau, Administrator, c/o Hunters, 9 New Square, Lincolns Inn WC2A 3RZ

Grants for repairs to churches.

The Wolfson Foundation

8 Queen Anne Street, London W1 9LD 0207 323 5730,

Church repair grants, usually historic.

The Worshipful Company of Glaziers

9 Montague Close, London Bridge SR1 9DD 0207 403 6652

Conservation of historic glass, and very rarelynew glass incorporating old fragments.

WREN Heritage Fund

WREN House, Manor Farm, Bridgham, Norfolk NR16 2RX 01953 717 165

Repairs to Grade I & II* listed churches within 10 mile radius of a WREN site, grants of £10-75K.

York Committee

Maria Beech, York Committee, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, The Homestead, 40 Water End York YO31 6WP 01904 406 246,

Grants for improvements to buildings to make them fit for purpose.

Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust

Old Post Office, main Street, Clapham LA2 8DP 015242 51002

Grants to churches where public amenity features.

Your Diocese

If up-to-date with your ‘Parish-Share’ some dioceses have grants available for church repairs usually a % of total cost with variable ceiling of aroundmaybe £2K or more.


Jill Franklin Trust

Tel: 020 7722 4543,

Repairs and restoration of grade I and II listed churches which are open to the public every day.

Kathleen Hannay Memorial Charity

Tel: 020 70365856

Church extensions

Bernard Sunley Charitable Foundation

Tel: 020 7408 2198,

Capital grants for refurbishment of community facilities

Tudor Trust

Tel: 020 7727 8522

Funding for communities in need and on the margins of society

Ousely Trust

Funding for CoE churches with strong choral traditions to repair organs

Church Building Council (Gunnis Trust)

Conservation of historic furnishings and artwork.

The Harry Bottom Charitable Trust

Funding for the advancement of religion.

c/o Westons, Queen’s Buildings,

55 Queen Street, Sheffield S1 2DX

Norman Collinson Charitable Trust

Grants for the young, old and disabled. Email

Sandy Dewhirst Charitable Trust

Preservation/restoration in N & E Yorkshire.

Addleshaw Goddard, 100 Barbirolli Square

Manchester M2 3AB

A M Fenton Trust

North Yorkshire general charities

13 Beech Grove



Hesslewood Children’s Trust

Grants for the young in rural areas


Horace Taylor Trust

Funding in the old Driffield Rural District Council areas

17 Exchange Street, Driffield, YO25 6LA

Rooke Atlay Charitable Trust

Grants for the young, old and sick.

121 High Street, Northallerton, DL7 8PQ

Scots Trust

General charitable purposes, especially education, welfare and animals.


Irwin Trust

Yvette & Hermione Jacobsen Charitable Tryst

Grants for the young, old and disabled.