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Paintings and Wall Paintings

Grants for the conservation of paintings and wall paintings

Next closing date: early 2020 (date to be confirmed)

Grant applications will be considered from anglican churches in England. Wall paintings and paintings on canvas or wood are eligible for grant aid provided they are of artistic and historical significance and in need of urgent repair. Paintings of social importance to the parish (e.g. hatchments) are also eligible but it is recommended that applications be supported by historical documentation.

The uncovering of wall paintings for aesthetic reasons is not eligible for grant aid. Cleaning and other work of cosmetic nature are not normally eligible for grant aid.

Grant awards are usually up to £8,000. Details of previous awards can be found in our Annual Report.

Applications are made online and you will be asked to upload the following supporting documentation:

  • Conservation report prepared in accordance with our guidelines
  • Statements of significance and need prepared in accordance with our guidelines
  • Latest Quinquennial Inspection report
  • Brief summary of any recommendations in the Quinquennial Inspection report that have been completed, are in progress or are about to be put in hand.
  • DAC and any other advice on the project
  • Letter from your Archdeacon in support of the project
  • Statement of most recent annual audited church accounts.

If you have already obtained a conservation report, and you have the supporting documents listed above, you can apply via our online application form. Click on the link below to start your application.

Apply here

If you would like to discuss the eligibility of your project contact:
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Conservation Grants Administrator, T: 020 7898 1872.


Grants funded by:

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