Case Studies

Examples of the Trust’s work throughout the county

Our grants help to cover repairs to the main fabric of the church – walls, roof, windows, floor, drainage – and to help with improvements and alterations to facilities and access to allow greater community use. See below for details on just some of beautiful buildings we have helped in our twenty five years.

Weston Bampfylde, Holy Cross Church

Grade II*
Grant awarded: £xx

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Norton Malreward, Holy Trinity

Grade II
Grant awarded: £xx

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Horsington, St John

Grade II*
Grant awarded: £4,000

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Witham Friary, Blessed Virgin Mary

Grade I
Grant awarded: £xxx

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Are you looking for a grant to help your church or chapel?

To apply for a grant for your Somerset church or chapel, first read our Policy and Guidelines and then complete the application form or click here to download the form

Grant Application Form

If you have any queries, before completing the form, email the Grants Secretary here.

Maintaining your building

Much damage can be caused simply as a result of poor maintenance. Implementing a schedule of regular maintenance is a great help in avoiding such damage and costly repairs. Guidance on church building maintenance can be found on the website of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB). Also through the National Churches Trust ‘Support & Advice’ page, and at the Church of England’s ChurchCare website under ‘Guidance & Advice – Looking after your church’.

Support our work

Legacies & donations

The Trust relies on it’s membership and fantastic generosity of people with a shared passion leaving money in their will or through donations.

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Become a member

We greatly value our members and we do expect that churches and chapels receiving our grants will be, or will become members of the Trust.

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