Applying for a Grant

Beds and Herts Historic Churches Trust has helped hundreds of churches in both counties with grants to cover restoration, repair and development.

The Trust also administers grants in Bedfordshire from the Wixamtree Trust. 


Here's how to apply for help :

For Grants: these include grants from the Trust (both counties), or through the Trust from Wixamtree (Bedfordshire only).

Contact our Grants Secretary

Archie Russell,
31 Ivel Gardens,
SG18 0AN.

Tel: 01767 312966

E-mail: [email protected]

We expect all grant recipients to become corporate members of the Trust

We expect all grant recipients to become corporate members of the Trust

Advice and support with other grants and fundraising

Churches Conservation Trust  The national charity protecting historic churches at risk.

Diocese of St Albans  - can give support with looking after church buildings, sources of grants and funding a project. See the Buildings and Churchyards section of the Diocesan website:   

Church of England churches may apply for a grant from the Diocesan Board of Finance to help with some very specific repair costs. 

National Churches Trust website has a range of support and advice.  The Listed Places of Worship Grants Scheme makes grants towards VAT on repairs/ alterations to listed buildings mainly used for public worship.

Pilgrim Trust  The Trust supports repair and preventative maintenance of historic places of worship and the conservation of their historic interiors and churchyard structures. 

Ashwell, Herts

Ashwell, Herts

St Mary, Hitchin, Herts

St Mary, Hitchin, Herts