National Churches Trust wrote inviting churches, chapels and meeting houses throughout the UK to take part in a new online survey to help find out how they are maintained, funded, managed and contribute to their wider communities. Please help them to engage with as many of these Christian places of worship as possible?
The survey is available online https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/JGRHHSY and will take approximately 20-30 minutes to complete. The deadline for completion is Wednesday 4th March 2020.
Data from the survey will be used in a new study into the benefits that churches provide to local communities and to the UK more generally. The new research will build on a similar study, undertaken in 2010, which looked at the physical condition of places of worship and also the way they are managed, funded and used by their communities.
You can find out more about the work here: https://www.nationalchurchestrust.org/news/churches-asked-take-part-new-research-study
Don’t forget that the National Churches Trust also provides the following grant support to churches:
· Cornerstone – Grants of £10,000 to £50,000 towards urgent and essential structural repair projects with estimated costs of at least £100,000, and the installation of kitchens and toilets with estimated costs of at least £30,000, to improve access for all.
· Gateway – Grants of £3,000 to £10,000 to support churches in their project development up to RIBA stage 1; and essential repair projects with estimated costs of between £10,000 and £100,000.
· Foundation Grants for Maintenance – Grants of £500 to £5,000 to support small, urgent maintenance and repair issues or to carry out small investigative works costing up to £10,000.
· Preventative Maintenance Micro-Grants – Grants of up to £500 to support the cost of MaintenanceBooker maintenance services.
For further information about any of these, please visit the grants pages of our website: https://www.nationalchurchestrust.org/our-grants