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All Saints’ Bawburgh, which has recently received a grant of £1,000 from the Trust.

Since the Norfolk Churches Trust was founded in 1976 it has provided grants totalling over £6 million for repairs to churches and chapels of all Christian denominations in the county of Norfolk and the Diocese of Norwich.

The Trust supports a wide range of repairs, refurbishment and conservation projects. Grants are awarded for the repair and refurbishment of the fabric, drainage, fixtures and furnishings of the buildings, including monuments, bell frames, organs, clocks and electrical switchgear.

The Trust does not fund re-ordering projects, repairs to bells, the installation of new facilities or redecorating, except when it is an integral part of a repair.

We fund repairs to the contents of buildings such as pews, monuments, wall paintings, organs, ledgerstones, stained glass and tracery, pew platforms, floors and renewal of interior plaster.

In the last financial year the Trust awarded grants totalling £101,269, providing support to 46 churches in the county. To find out more, visit our Recent Grants page or download a Grant Application Form.

Grants are made subject to the condition that, in the event of an insurance payment being made to the parish in respect of a partial or total loss of the building, then within a reasonable time either the insurance payment shall be spent on the restoration of the fabric of the building or the grant shall be refunded in full to the Trust.