Logo: A country church set against a hilly green background with a stone wall in front.Logo: A country church set against a hilly green background with a stone wall in front.Leicestershire Historic Churches Trust

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Grants, Advice and other Links

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Grants from the LeicesterShire Historic Churches Trust.

To enquire about applying for a grant, please contact Mrs Vicki Dolphin, Grants Administrator for LHCT – vicki.dolphin.lhct@gmail.com – who will guide you through our application procedure.

LHCT Grant Meetings in 2019 will be on 3 June and 4 November. Churches/chapels should aim to submit applications at least 4 weeks in advance of these meetings.



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Allchurches Trust and Roof Alarm Grants

Allchurches Trust is one of the UK’s largest grant-making trusts - https://www.allchurches.co.uk/how-to-apply

Roof Alarm Grants  -  The LeicesterShire Historic Churches Trust has recently been awarded £50,000 by Allchurches Trust to help churches and chapels that wish to install a roof alarm (£1,000 per church).  The scheme lasts until July 2020 or until the £50,000 is exhausted.  To enquire about applying for a roof alarm grant under this scheme, please contact Mrs Vicki Dolphin, Grants Administrator for LHCT – vicki.dolphin.lhct@gmail.com – who will guide you through our application procedure.

The National Churches Trust



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(listed places of worship only)

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Please note that applications under this scheme need to be made within one year of the date of an eligible invoice.  Applications made outside this one-year deadline will be ineligible.

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Advice on looking after your church or chapel

historicengland.org.uk lots of good advice via this link, see the list under ‘Places of Worship’ on the left-hand side


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Advice on contents, organs, memorials, and bells

The British Institute of Organ Studies (re: organs)

http://leicesterdg.org.uk/joomla2/index.php/brf (re bells)



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Welcoming People to your Church

Download our Open Churches Leaflet

http://cvta.org.uk/resources/divine-inspiration/ - 10 very helpful toolkits

www.nationalchurchestrust.org./national-churchwatch for security advice

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Visiting Churches

www.explorechurches.org - a new website launched in 2018

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Finding a Church or Chapel in Leicester and Leicestershire


www.dioceseofnottingham.uk Click on Parishes for Roman Catholic Churches


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The Historic Chapels Trust


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The Churches Conservation Trust


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Churches Visitor & Tourism Association


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LeicesterShire Historic Churches Trust

Grants Awarded in 2016

Grants Awarded in 2017



Misterton, St. Leonard's Church

Misterton, St. Leonard's Church.



Countesthorpe, St. Andrew's Church

Photograph: Countesthorpe, St. Andrew's Church.


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