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Grants

Introduction

Dorset Historic Churches Trust exists to help conserve places of Christian worship of all denominations in the administrative county of Dorset, which are open for public worship.

The intention of Grant aid is to assist in the sympathetic repair of historic churches and chapels, or the historic fittings therein, to a standard that their architectural value merits and to ensure their continued use by the communities they serve.

Any cases of exceptional merit or need will be considered for our support if funds are available.

Any church wishing to apply for grant aid should contact their Deanery Area Representative for advice and assistance. Use the link below for details. All completed applications must be sent to your Deanery Area Representative.

As a trusted partner of the National Churches Trust, we can assist with applications to their grant programmes.

Conditions

Conditions for Grant aid

Dorset Historic Churches Trust exists to help conserve places of Christian worship of all denominations in the administrative county of Dorset.

The intention of Grant aid is to assist in the sympathetic repair of historic churches and chapels, or the historic fittings therein, to a standard that their architectural value merits and to ensure their continued use by the communities they serve.

Any cases of exceptional merit or need will be considered for our support if funds are available. Applications are to be submitted on a Dorset Historic Churches Trust application form, with audited financial accounts attached, to the Deanery Area Representative of the Trust in the area in which the Church is located.

A grant cannot be made for repairs started or carried out before the application has been approved by a meeting of the Trustees, except where prior permission has been explicitly given by the Trust. This is obtained by contacting your Deanery Representative.

All projects must demonstrate need and a well thought-out approach, backed by professional advice and have the necessary permissions.

Our Grants normally only cover a modest proportion of the cost of repairs, and the church or chapel is expected to make a substantial contribution. Grants will be paid, only after completion of the works, on submission to the Treasurer of a receipted bill or Architects completion certificate.

The Trust reserves the right to refuse or delay payment where doubt exists over the completion of the works to a satisfactory standard.

Preference for the allocation of Grants will normally be given to applicants with a past record of support for the Trust though gifts or taking part in the annual Cycle Ride.

Recent Grants

2019

October
ChickerellSt. Mary the VirginTowards re-slating the nave roof£5,000
PortlandAll SaintsTowards urgent repair to stonework around windows£18,000
ShaftesburySt. PeterTowards repairs to stonework around windows£5,000
UplodersMethodistFor disabled access£2,000
June
Burton BradstockSt. MaryRepairs to the south transept window£10,000
CorscombeSt. MaryRestoring plaster work£5,000
CranborneSt. Mary and St. BartholomewHelp towards completing facilities£1,000
HolnestChurch of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin MaryFor essential internal repairs£10,000
Lytchett MatraversSt Mary the VirginFor safer access to the tower£1,000
February
DurwestonSt. NicholasTowards roof repairs£3,000
KingstonSt. JamesFor treatment to painted glass windows£3,000
Milton AbbasMilton AbbeyFor leadwork to prevent water ingress£3,500
PilsdonSt MaryFor improved ventilation and removal of damp£4,000
YetminsterSt AndrewsTowards tower repairs£12,000
Total for year 2019
£82,500
 

2018

October
Iwerne MinsterSt. MaryFor help towards the stone floor project£7,500
MotcombeSt MaryFor help towards re tiling and gutter repairs£6,000
Pamphill (Kingston Lacey)St. StephenTowards replacing dangerous heating£3,000
PoyntingtonAll SaintsTowards repairs to the vestry roof stone tiles.£4,000
ShaftesburySt. JamesFor help with replacing lighting£2,000
Sydling St. NicholasSt. NicholasInstallation of a new boiler£2,000
Tarrant MonktonAll SaintsFurther help with repairs to the roof£5,500
TolpuddleSt. John the EvangelistRewiring (Using previous grant for roof) with the previous grant from 2016 now being carried forward for a further 3 years for this new project£10,000
West LulworthHoly TrinityReplace timber spirelet and repair stone gutter and gable coping.£6,000
Winterborne SticklandSt. MaryReplacing flawed electrics and heating.£11,000
June
BradpoleHoly TrinityTowards recladding the spire with new shingles£5,000
Catherston LewestonSt. MaryTowards repairs to stained glass£2,000
Fifehead MagdalenSt. Mary MagdaleneTowards waterproofing of the tower£7,500£10,000NCT Partnership grant
Lyme RegisSt. Michael the ArchangelTowards new render on the tower£12,000
Tarrant MonktonAll SaintsTowards waterproofing of the roof£2,500£5,000NCT Partnership grant
UpweySt. LaurenceTowards installation of kitchenette and lavatory£5,000
Winterborne HoughtonSt. AndrewTowards re-wiring and new heating£7,000£5,000NCT Partnership grant
February
BridportSt.Mary's Church£10,000
Lytchett MatraversSt Mary the Virgin£4,000
MappertonAll Saints£1,000
OwermoigneSt Michael£6,000
SeaboroughSt. John£6,000
SiltonSt. Nicholas£5,000
SwyreHoly Trinity£4,000
Winterbourne SteepletonSt. Michael and All Angels£3,000
Total for year 2018
£157,000
 

2017

October
BradpoleHoly TrinityTowards church repairs£7,000
Buckhorn WestonSt. John the BaptistTowards church repairs£1,000
Canford MagnaChurchTowards roof repairs£7,500
ChideockSt. GilesTowards installation of facilities£12,000
DorchesterSt Mary the VirginTowards repairs to west window£7,500
MarshwoodSt. MaryFurther help for repairs to windows£1,000
Purse CaundleSt. PeterTowards urgent church repairs£6,000
June
AskerswellSt. Michael and All AngelsFor further help with facilities£5,000
BatcombeSt. MaryTowards general repairs£3,500
BridportSt.Mary's ChurchTowards roof repairs£10,000£5,000application for Partnership grant
CorscombeSt. MaryTowards new heating£8,000
MappertonAll SaintsTowards roof and tower repairs£3,500
Milton AbbasSt JamesTowards general repairs£3,000
Nether ComptonSt. NicholasTowards roof repairs£5,000£5,000application for Partnership grant
PuncknowleSt. Mary the Blessed VirginTowards roof repairs£3,500£5,000application for Partnership grant
TrentSt. AndrewTowards restoration of windows£3,000
WarehamLady St.MaryTowards repair of the Beckett Chapel£3,000£5,000application for Partnership grant
Winterborne ClenstonSt. NicholasTowards facilities£5,000
February
Whitchurch CanonicorumSt Candida and Holy CrossRepairs to windows and stone pinnacle£12,000
Total for year 2017
£126,500
 

2016

November
AskerswellSt. Michael and All AngelsFor facilities£5,000
Bere RegisSt. John the BaptistRoof repairs£10,000
Blandford ForumSt. Peter and St. PaulRepairs to roof and plasterwork£6,500£5,000NCT
BothenhamptonOld ChurchFor facilities£2,000
BothenhamptonHoly Trinity NewFor facilities£2,000
CharmouthSt. AndrewReplacing flooring£1,000
CranborneSt. Mary and St. BartholomewFor facilities£5,000
LillingtonSt Martin of ToursGeneral repairs£4,500
LittlebredySt. Michael & All AngelsRepairs to roof and spire.£5,000£2,500NCT
June
Milborne Saint AndrewSt. AndrewFor repairs to roof£7,500£5,000NCT
Milton AbbasMilton AbbeyGeneral repairs£10,000
Sutton WaldronSt BartholomewGeneral repairs£1,800
UpweySt. LaurenceFacilities£12,000
February
Canford MagnaChurch£2,000
Gussage All SaintsAll Saints£1,255
PooleSt Dunstan of CanterburyUrgent electrical work£1,000
Tarrant KeynstonAll Saints£5,000
TolpuddleSt. John the Evangelist£5,000£5,000NCT (National Churches Trust) Partnership Grant
WeymouthSt John'sRepairs to floor and tower£5,000£2,500NCT
Total for year 2016
£111,555