The Gateway Programme supports congregations and local communities to look after and build a sustainable future for their church buildings.
Preference is given to projects from Churches that can demonstrate strong community engagement and sound plans for economic viability. Priority is given to projects that demonstrate support beyond the congregation, and into the future.
Gateway Grant Programme grants can be used for project development and investigative work up to RIBA planning stage 1, to support churches preparing for a major project, and in developing their project to the point at which they can approach a major grant funder.
Grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 for up to 50% of the project costs are available.
Applications are accepted from listed and unlisted Christian places of worship, of any denomination, across the UK. The Trust particularly encourages applications from priority areas i.e. North East England, Northern Ireland and Wales.
The first deadline to apply for a Gateway Grant is the 9th May 2019.
More information at: https://www.nationalchurchestrust.org/gatewaygrants