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Roof Repair Fund

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The second and final round of the Roof Repair Fund closed in February 2016. Applications are now under consideration, for award annoucements in mid-2016.

What is the scheme for?

The Listed Places of Worship Roof Repair Fund was set up in December 2014, with £15 million set aside by the Government to enable repair works to be undertaken to the roofs and rainwater disposal systems of listed places of worship. The Fund was subsequently extended in the 2015 Budget, with an additional £15 million allocated for the initial round and £25 million set aside for a second round that was open to applications in Winter 2015-16.

The aim of the scheme is to allow works to take place that will ensure that the building is weather-tight, and prevent further deterioration of the fabric of the listed building. This will allow the buildings to remain safe and open to the public for worship and other community use. Grants are available between £10,000 and £100,000.

How do I apply? 

Applications are now closed.

Who received grants?

Initial round grant awards were announced on 26 March 2015, and both successful and unsuccessful applicants have been made aware of the outcome. The full list of successful applicants is available here. If you have received a grant offer and have any further queries about receiving your permission to start, please contact the administrators on 01392 223 979 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The second round of grants is currently under assessment and awards will be announced on the dedicated website and here on ChurchCare in mid-2016.

Need further information on grants?

The ChurchCare team is happy to provide further information on the Roof Repair Fund. Please contact Lisa McIntyre: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 020 7898 1864.

If you were unable to make an application to the Roof Repair Fund, information about other, ongoing sources of funding is available through the Funding page of the ChurchCare website: please click here.

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