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 2017 will be on Wed 3 May and Wed 20 September. Churches/chapels should aim to submit applications 4 weeks in advance of these meetings.

The National Churches Trust


www.nationalchurchestrust.org - homepage


As a trusted partner of the National Churches Trust, the LeicesterShire Historic Churches Trust has access to a number of additional grants for repair projects as part of the Partnership Grants Programme.  The Programme has provided over £1 million in grant funding towards repairs at churches and chapels over the last five years (including £67,500 in grants shared between 27 churches and chapels in Leicester and Leicestershire since 2011).

Churches should apply directly to us by contacting Mrs Vicki Dolphin, LHCT Grants Administrator – vicki.dolphin.lhct@gmail.com – who will guide you through our usual application procedure.  Of the churches that apply to us during 2017, we will be able to put forward a maximum of six churches that qualify for a Partnership Grant in 2017.

General Fundraising Advice



Grantaid for VAT

(listed places of worship only)

Advice on looking after your church or chapel




Advice on contents, organs, memorials, and bells

www.bios.org.uk (re: organs)

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

http://www.memorialgrant.org.uk/ and



Welcoming People to your Church




Download the 'Open Churches' Leaflet

The Historic Chapels Trust


The Churches Conservation Trust www.visitchurches.org.uk
Churches Visitor & Tourism Association www.cvta.org.uk

Finding a Church or Chapel in LeicesterShire


www.nottingham-diocese.org.uk  - click on 'Diocesan Directory' (for Roman Catholic churches)


Other Ideas
Calligraphy Andrew Moore Calligraphy






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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