Between 1988 and 2016 it has given over £500,000 in grants varying in size from £200 to £10,000.
Our objective is to raise funds to help with the cost of repairs to the fabric of Christian Churches in Berkshire of any denomination belonging to or in association with ‘Churches together in England’. We also aim to encourage churches to make use of their buildings for the benefit of the community at large if this can be achieved without compromising the architectural quality of the church.
Grants may be given for works to the structure (roof, walls, floors, windows, doors, towers and spires, and bellframes), re-plastering, redecoration as a result of urgent repair work, heating and lighting, monuments inside churches, and infestations in pews and choir stalls. We may also give grants towards churchyard walls and lychgates if they are of architectural or historical significance.
Grants are not normally awarded for bells, organs, kitchens, toilets, church rooms or reordering unless we are given specific funds for that purpose.