Churches Conservation

Conserving churches and chapels of historic and archaeological importance or architectural quality, located anywhere in England, for the benefit of members of the communities in which they are located and for the benefit of the wider public.

Travel Grant: building heritage skills through travel

This grant award scheme is for young craftspeople with an interest in religious heritage conservation wanting to travelto increase their expertise and knowledge, ultimately benefitting heritage skills in the UK. 

Up to two awards of between £500 and £1000 will be granted in June each year to young craftspeople showing the most innovative and enthusiastic approach to learning heritage skills, and those with the clearest idea of how the development of their knowledge and future career in heritage will benefit from the award.

The grant will cover the following:

  • Attendance at conferences or seminars
  • Study tours
  • Short-term internships
To be eligible, applicants must be:
  • Under 30 years of age on April 1st of the year in which they are applying
  • Studying for a relevant craft or traditional building skill*, or recently qualified in one
  • Able to demonstrate an ongoing commitment to religious built heritage through a track record of relevant volunteering and/ or study
  • Prepared to disseminate what they learn through social media and provide photographs and a report to the trustees
To apply, please download and read the full Criteria document, then complete an Application Form and email it to

Deadline for applications: Monday 16th May 2016


Adrian Clark (Chair) - Solicitor

Alec Forshaw - Historic buildings consultant
Anne Vick - Retired
Loyd Grossman CBE - Company director, broadcaster and journalist
Jane Weeks - Museum consultant

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Registered charity number 1150968