Grants and interest-free loans

As well as modest grants, the Trust can offer churches up to £20,000 in interest-free loans for the repair and improvement of places of worship across the county of Cambridgeshire.

The Grants Secretary will be pleased to help with your application for a grant or interest-free loan – just ring or email him.

For General Grants:

For Roof Alarms only:

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We like to keep a record of churches considering applying for a grant, as it greatly helps us in assessing how many applications are in the pipeline. Even if you just want to download the forms to discuss the matter with your own church council, would you please advise the Grants Secretary that you have done this. 

Grants Secretary

   Graham Pledger
Phone  01353 659077

Our next meeting is on the 14th January 2020; please submit any application for grant, (by e-mail if possible), as soon as you are ready to do so but in any case not later than one week before the meeting date.

At our last meeting, we awarded a £3,000  grant to St. Bartholomew, Great Stukeley to start their fundraising.  However, with both aisle roof coverings to replace, (but this time in terne coated stainless steel), following lead thefts in 2018, they still have a lot of money to raise.

We were pleased to learn that All Saints, Little Shelford and St Bartholomew, Great Gransden have now completed their stonework repairs, both with earlier grants from the Trust.


All Saints, Little Shelford – Window repairs.
All Saints, Little Shelford – roof repairs.

St Bartholomew, Great Gransden – window repairs.

We also learnt that Holy Trinity, Elsworth and St Mary Magdalene, Madingley now have their roof alarms and

Work has finally got underway at St Andrew’s, Witchford, (new facilities within the church), and St Andrew’s, Toft, (roof repairs).

St Andrew’s, Toft – Re-roofing the porch and south aisle.