Please review your answers below. To revise any of your answers click on the 'Amend' button at the bottom of the page.

To submit your application, click the 'Submit' button at the bottom of the page.

*Name of Church or Organisation

Organisation/Contact Address
(This is the address we will use for correspondence. Enter a postcode and click 'Find address' to look up your organisation's address, or enter details manually if the address is not listed)

Note for Republic of Ireland applicants:

The 'Find address' option above will only return results for UK postcodes. Please enter your Organisation/Contact Address details manually, including your Eircode (in the Postcode field). If you are not sure of your Eircode this can be checked at

(Please select the country where your church/organisation is located)

Project address
(Leave blank if same as Organisation address)
(This is the address where the project or work will actually be taking place. Pleave leave blank if same as organisation address. Otherwise, enter a postcode and click 'Find address' to look up an address, or enter details manually if necessary)
A4 *Select the entry that best describes your organisation
*Denomination if applicable
If denomination is not applicable please select X - Not Applicable in dropdown)

If you selected 'Other Churches' above, please state the denomination or church network your church or organisation belongs to

*Anglican Diocese or Methodist District if applicable
If denomination is not applicable please select X - Not Applicable in dropdown)

If this application is on behalf of an Anglican church, please enter your archdeaconry (N.B. we do not need to know the name of your archdeacon)
(If not applicable please type N/A)

*If you are applying on behalf of a church or denomination, is your church or denomination a member of a national 'Churches Together' body, and/or, for local churches, a local 'churches together' group or local ecumenical network?
(National 'Churches Together' bodies are: Churches Together in England
Action of Churches Together in Scotland
Cytun Churches Together in Wales
The Irish Council of Churches)

For local churches, please state the name of any 'churches together' group or local ecumenical network your church belongs to

*If you are applying on behalf of a charity or educational establishment, how can you evidence the organisation's Christian ethos and foundation? For example, is this clear on your website or governing document? Please provide details. N.B. it is not sufficient to state that the charity has Christian values, or similar.

If you are not applying on behalf of a charity or educational establishment, please enter 'N/A'.

Church applicants do not need to respond to this question and can enter 'N/A'.
(Maximum 1000 characters)

Please enter your charity number
(Not applicable if your organisation has ‘excepted status’. If a charity number is shared with a head office or other branches of the same organisation, the same number can be used on multiple applications)

Organisation website if available

Facebook handle if available
(e.g. @BenefactTrust)

Twitter handle if available
(e.g. @BenefactT)

Organisation main telephone number

*Main Contact
Please confirm the contact's preferred title (e,g, Rev, Mr, Ms)

*First name

*Last name

*Contact's role in the project

*Contact's telephone number

Contact's mobile number

*Contact's e-mail address
(This will be the email address used in all communication including acknowledgment of your application)

Project Manager's Name
(if different from Contact Name above)

Project Manager's e-mail address
(if different from main contact's email address above)

*Please tell us the title of your project
(You can use a maximum of 40 characters)

*Please provide a brief (30 words or less) description of your project

*Please tick the statement(s) that best describe the outcome(s) your project will achieve for Christian church and charity buildings:
You may tick more than one statement, but please ensure that you only tick statements which directly relate to the activities you plan to deliver. If you feel none of these statements are relevant to your project, please contact us to discuss. There may be a different programme that is more appropriate for your project.

*Please describe your project in more detail and tell us specifically what you will use our funding for. This should include:
a) The need or opportunity for this project and any evidence of this (e.g. information about the condition of your building or its heritage, information about how your building is used by your congregtion/community/users, etc.)
b) A summary of the main activities to be delivered
c) The specific activities you will use our funding for
d) Who will be involved in delivering the project and any partner organisations you will work with

(Maximum 4000 characters which is about 500 words)

If you are requesting funding for repair work, please tell us why you consider this to be urgent or essential.
Repair work must be considered urgent or necessary within 12 months and cannot include items which are, or should have, been covered by insurance. (Maximum 1200 characters which is about 150 words)

*Estimated project start date

*Estimated project end date

*Please tell us about any risks that might affect the delivery of your project or your ability to secure funding for your project
Please list risks individually and tell us how you plan to manage each one.
(Maximum 2400 characters which is about 300 words)

*Please tell us about any heritage designations relating to your building
If this is not relevant to your project, please tick 'Not applicable'

If you have selected Listed Building above, please tell us the category of listing if you have this information. Leave blank if this is not appilcable to your project.
In England and Wales (Grade I, II* or II), Scotland (Category A, B or C), N. Ireland (A, B+, B, B1 or B2), Ireland (Protected Structure)

*Is your building or structure on any Heritage or Building at Risk Registers?
For more information, please visit the following links: England ( Wales (Listed buildings at risk | Cadw (
Scotland (Buildings at Risk Register | Historic Environment Scotland | HES)
N. Ireland (Home | Heritage at Risk in Northern Ireland | nidirect (

*Is your project in line with Diocesan, District or other denominational plans?

*Have the required consents and permissions been granted for your project?
(Required permissions for your project could include, planning permission, listed building consent and/or DAC or other relevant denominational approval/permission.)

If you are applying for funding to undertake any capital works to a property, please outline your organisation’s legal interest in the property (i.e. whether your organisation owns the property or if it has a lease, and how much time is remaining on the lease).

If you are applying for funding for energy efficiency measures (e.g. heating/lighting upgrades, solar panels, insulation, etc), has an ‘eco audit’ (or similar report) been carried out by a qualified professional to inform the proposals in this application?
(This is not a requirement for funding, but we would like to know if one has been undertaken. Eco audits help organisations to understand how to reduce environmental impact, e.g. by improving energy efficiency.)

If you are applying for funding for energy efficiency measures (e.g. heating/lighting upgrades, solar panels, insulation, etc), please tell us the following:
* The estimated energy savings resulting from the works included in this application
* Any professional advice you’ve received or research you’ve undertaken to inform your energy efficiency proposals
* How your energy efficiency proposals align with denominational net zero/climate change guidance

*Outcome 1
Outcome indicator(s)
Targets and timeframes

Outcome 2
Outcome indicator(s)
Targets and timeframes


Outcome 3

Outcome indicator(s)

Targets and timeframes


Outcome 4

Outcome indicator(s)

Targets and timeframes


Outcome 5

Outcome indicator(s)

Targets and timeframes

*Approximately how many regular attendees and/or community members make use of your building per year?

If your building welcomes visitors, approximately how many people visit your building per year?

*If you receive a grant from the Benefact Trust, we will ask you to complete a brief Impact Survey at the end of your project. Please tell us how you plan to monitor and evaluate the outcomes of your project to enable you to understand and report on its impact.
Use this space to tell us how you will collect information about the outcomes and indicators you have outlined in your application. For example, you could collect before and after photographs, surveys, feedback from users or numerical data. Depending on your project, you may also be planning to produce an evaluation report. Please also tell us who will carry out your evaluation activities and when they will do this. (Maximum 1600 characters which is about 200 words)

*How will your church/organisation ensure the ongoing viability of this project?
Tell us about your plans for sustaining the outcomes of your project. For example,if you are carrying out capital works, how will you maintain these in the future?

*How will you publicise your grant and your project if successful?
For example, will you use your website, social media, press releases, events, newsletter, noticeboards and internal channels to tell your community about your grant and what it is for? Benefact Trust will supply logos, quotes for articles and other information as required.
(Maximum 800 characters which is about 100 words)

*What is the total cost of your project?

*Do the project costs you have provided include VAT?
For listed building projects, VAT can potentially be reclaimed via the Listed Places of Worship Grants Scheme. Visit for further information.

*Please state total funds actually raised (excluding any funds pledged) to date

D4 Additional funds pledged to date
*Total funds raised to date (total of amounts supplied at D5 and D7 above)

*Please briefly list:
- the source(s) of your current secured/pledged funding - with amounts where possible, e.g. reserves, grants, fundraising events, legacies, sale of property, loans/mortgages
- other fundraising plans you have for the project in order to raise the total cost
(Maximum 800 characters which is approximately 100 words)

*Subject to a successful application, to whom should the cheque be made payable. This must be the organisation's main bank account


If your total project cost is over £1m, please upload a copy of your latest annual accounts.


If your total project cost is less than £1m, you do not need to upload your accounts.

*Please upload a high-level project budget using our budget template which is available on our website here.
You will need to download and complete this form, then upload the completed version here.

*We cannot process a grant application unless you send us one to three good images of your church, charity or project. (Image one should be uploaded here and images two and three should be uploaded using E4 and E5). We would like to see good quality images (at least 1MB), ideally featuring people using your church or centre. Building photos showing damage should give context of the setting. Please only submit photographs in respect of which you have already secured all necessary consents to allow Benefct Trust the rights to use them for publicity purposes should your application be successful. If there is a reason why you cannot submit photographs, please let us know.

Image Two (optional, but the more images you can provide the better)

Image Three (optional, but the more images you can provide the better)

Upload any further relevant documentation, imagery, artist's impressions, articles, case-studies or other descriptions of your project that we might use for publicity, should your application be successful.

*Does your church or organisation comply with relevant health and safety regulations, and are policies available for inspection?

*Does your church or organisation have a robust safer recruitment and selection, and induction policies, and do you provide ongoing training for staff and volunteers working with children and vulnerable adults?

*Are all vehicles owned or available for use by your church or organisation roadworthy and appropriately taxed and insured?

*Does your church or organisation have public liability insurance in place?

*Do all properties owned or leased by your church or organisation comply with applicable fire safety legislation?

*Where possible and applicable, are appropriate licences in place and up to date, and are staff competencies confirmed?
The website can be used to see what types of licences are needed for different types of organisations/activities

*Are details of any accreditations that are relevant and needed for your church or organisation available for inspection?
'Accreditations' refers to relevant and necessary qualifications or authorisations required by staff or volunteers working for your church or organisation, in order to provide specialist services or support.

*Spot checks may be made by Benefact Trust in relation to the questions above. Do you agree to this?

*Please tick this box if you accept the above conditions and you are an authorised representative of the organisation.

*How did you hear about Benefact Trust?
(Maximum 255 characters which is about 30 words)

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