The Historic Cheshire Churches Preservation Trust, which is non-denominational, was created in July 1953 by the then Bishops of Chester and Stockport.

Since the “rebirth” of the Trust in 1992 it has given assistance to over 280 churches in the area encompassed by the Chester Diocese. In excess of £1,250,000 has been raised and given by way of grants to churches to assist them in a variety of ways. These extend from assistance with general repairs to church buildings, repairs to towers, bell cotes, lych gates, roofs, stained glass windows, organs, memorials and crosses, to mention just a few. Following recent legislation and changes to Health & Safety rules, several of the Trust’s current grants have been to assist with the provision of disabled access and toilet facilities. This has enabled churches to attract a wider audience from the local community and expanded the use of their buildings.

Sadly, the pandemic has severely affected the Trust's fund-raising events and we are not at present in a position to offer grants to churches.  We hope that this situation will soon be improved and that we shall be able to offer grants again.

As a trusted partner of the National Churches Trust, we have access to a number of additional grants for projects as part of the Partnership Grants Programme. The Programme has provided over £1 million in grant funding towards repairs at churches and chapels in previousyears, and may be able to support some installation of facilities. Applications should be made directly to us.


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