First, please check the table of eligible repairs and enhancements here Eligibility For Grants
Download the application form and save it to your hard-drive. Open the form from your hard drive. The application form is inter-active. Complete the form by typing directly into each answer box. The startpoint, type font and maximum number of characters are preset for you – any words typed beyond the set limit for each box will not be saved or printed.
When you have completed the form, save it and then email it to firstname.lastname@example.org before the latest deadline for submission (17th April for the June meeting and 17th September for the November meeting).
We are committed to protecting your privacy and will protect your personal information in accordance with the WHCT Privacy Statement
What happens next?
When the completed application form is received a copy will go to a local representative. They will contact you to arrange a visit so that they can report to the next meeting of Trustees. The Hon Sec and representatives may also be able to offer advice on other sources of funding.
The Trust is in the National Churches Trust Partnership Programme, which provides additional funds for essential repairs and enhancements to Wiltshire churches. Your application will be considered initially for a Wiltshire Historic Churches Trust grant and may also be considered and recommended by our Trustees for a National Churches Trust Partnership grant. The Secretary will consult you about the terms and conditions if you are eligible for a NCT Partnership Grant and help you by completing the application if you are selected. Click to view the NCT Partnership Programme webpage.
Other grant making organisations are listed in this document Charitable Grants for Churches
How often and when does the Grants Committee meet?
The Trustees meet twice a year in June and November together with Deanery and Denominational representatives. It may be possible to make interim discretionary grants for urgent cases only by exception between the meetings; the Hon Sec can advise.
How long before each meeting do I need to apply?
In order for visits to be arranged, made and reports prepared applicants should submit completed forms well before, and at the very latest by 17th April for the June meeting and 17th September for the November meeting.
When will I know the decision taken at the meeting?
Usually applicants receive the decision within two days of the meeting, followed by a confirmatory letter.
When will we actually receive the grant
Grants are paid by cheque by the Treasurer once receipted bills have been presented for a sum in excess of the grant awarded. Grants unclaimed for three years lapse, unless there are extenuating circumstances.