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

Graphic: Collage of stained glass church windows.



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Grants, Advice and other Links

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 Mon 3 May and Mon 4 September. Churches/chapels should aim to submit applications at least 4 weeks in advance of these meetings.


Allchurches Trust and Roof Alarm Grants

Logo: Allcurches Trust Ltd.

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


Grantaid for VAT

Logo: lpwscheme.org.uk

(listed places of worship only)


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

Advice on looking after your church or chapel

Logo: Churchcare.co.uk




Advice on contents, organs, memorials, and bells

www.bios.org.uk/guidance/index.php (re: organs)

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



Welcoming People to your Church

Download our Open Churces Leaflet

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

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

Visiting Churches www.explorechurches.org - a new website launched in 2018
Finding a Church or Chapel in Leicester and Leicestershire


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


The Historic Chapels Trust


The Churches Conservation Trust www.visitchurches.org.uk
Churches Visitor & Tourism Association www.cvta.org.uk
Other Ideas
Calligraphy Andrew Moore Calligraphy




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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