BHCT Grants

IMPORTANT: Contact the Hon Secretary for a Grant Application Form.

Grants from the Trust can be given to historic churches (ie more than 100 years old or of special note) of all denominations in the County (pre 1974 boundaries) for the preservation, repair, maintenance and upkeep of the fabric, but not usually for repairs to bells, bell frames, organs, furnishings, work on heating, lighting, decoration or churchyard structures.  Nor for the installation of kitchen facilities and lavatories.

Grants are not normally given for work which has already been carried out.  When this is the result of an emergency please contact the Hon Secretary for advice.

Grants will be made only for work which is supervised by a qualified architect acceptable to the Trust and for which a Faculty has been approved where necessary.

On receipt of the completed Grant Application a group of Trustees inspect the building and recommend a grant to a full meeting of Trustees.  The Treasurer notifies the applicant of the amount of the grant offered.

Grants are payable against invoices (which may be pro-forma, or staged if necessary) or on receipt of the architects‘ certificate covering the work.  They should be sent to the Hon Treasurer.

Treasurer Hon Secretary
Mr Laurie Johnson
Community Impact Bucks
6 Centre Parade
Place Farm Way
MONKS RISBOROUGH
HP27 9JS01844 348822
bhct@communityimpactbucks.org.ukOR ljoh603675@aol.com
Mrs Penny Keens
377 Japonica Lane
Willen Park
Milton Keynes
MK15 9EG01908 242632
penny@pkeens.plus.com

Inspection Committee

Three times each year, in the spring, summer and early autumn, the Trust’s Inspection Committee visits churches that have applied for help with meeting the costs of repairs to their structure. We usually have some £60,000 to give in grants each year. We expect applicants to have had advice from an architect or other professional, and take note of efforts that they have made to raise funds themselves.

The majority of our grants relate to work on church roofs, external stonework and rainwater goods and we do not contribute to repairs to church fittings.

BHCT Grant History

A complete list of all the churches we have helped since 2013 is available by clicking HERE