Please review your answers below, ensuring that you have fully completed all sections of the application process that are relevant to your application, and that your application is only for one of our Thematic Grants programmes.

 

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

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

A1 *Name of Church or Organisation
      
A2
Organisation/Contact Address
*Address1:      
  (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) Address2:    
  *Town/City:    
  *County:    
  *Postcode:    

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 www.eircode.ie

     
*Country
Please select the country where your church/organisation is located
      
A3
Project address
(Leave blank if same as Organisation address)
*Address1:      
  (This is the address where the project or work will actually be taking place. Please 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) Address2:    
  *Town/City:    
  *County:    
  *Postcode:    

Note for Republic of Ireland applicants:

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

     
A4 *Select the entry that best describes your organisation
      
A5
Please enter your charity number

      
A6
Organisation website if available

      
A7
Facebook handle if available

(e.g. @BenefactTrust)
      
A8
Twitter handle if available

(e.g. @BenefactT)
      
A9 Organisation main telephone number
        
A10
*Contact Name

         
A11
*Contact's role in the project

      
A12
*Contact's telephone number

        
A13
Contact's mobile number

      
A14
*Contact's e-mail address

This will be the email address used in all communication including acknowledgment of your application
      
A15
Project Manager's Name

(if different from Contact Name above)
         
A16
Project Manager's e-mail address

(if different from main contact's email address above)
      
B1
*

If you are applying on behalf of a church or denominational body, please click 'Yes'.

 

Otherwise please click 'No'.


      
B3
If you selected 'Other Churches' above, please state the denomination or church network your church or organisation belongs to

      
B2
*Denomination

      
B4
*Anglican Diocese or Methodist District if applicable

If not applicable to your organisation please select X - Not Applicable from dropdown
      
B5
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.
      
B6
*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
      
B7
For local churches, please state the name of any 'churches together' group or local ecumenical network your church belongs to

      
B8
*Is your project in line with Diocesan, District or other denominational plans?

      
B9
Please provide further information as applicable

      
C1 *Please tell us the name of your project
(You can use a maximum of 40 characters)
      
C2
*Which of our general areas of funding focus does the project meet? (Select all that apply)

Select the most applicable option(s) to your project, thinking about the longer term benefits arising from short-term work
      
C3 *Please describe your project in 30 words or less
      
C4
*Which of the following best describe the work covered by your project? (Select all that apply)

      
C5
If you selected 'Other' in the previous question, please provide further information about the other kinds of work covered by your project

      
C6
*What is the geographical scope/reach of the project, i.e. how widely will the benefits and impact be felt?

      
C7
*Estimated start date for project or work for which you are applying for funding:

      
C8
Estimated end date for project or work for which you are applying for funding (if applicable):

      
F1
*

Please expand on the 30 word description of your project provided in section C, giving a fuller summary description of what you are undertaking and why.

 

You should include brief information about:

  • Your organisation

  • The need or opportunity you are addressing

  • What you will do, with the help of a grant

  • The long term impact you hope to achieve as result of the training programme

  • How this training meets the requirements of the grant programme, i.e. preserving heritage skill(s) relevant to the conservation of Christian buildings


(Maximum 3000 characters)
      
F2
*Please state which heritage skill(s) for Christian buildings you are seeking to preserve and promote. (Select all that apply)

      
F3
If you selected 'Other' above, please briefly summarise the Heritage skill(s) you are seeking to preserve and promote.

(Maximum 500 characters)
      
F4
*Please explain why you believe the skill(s) you are seeking to preserve and promote are under threat.

(Maximum 2000 characters)
      
F5
*

Please provide further information about the training programme you are proposing.

 

This should include:

  • The type of training planned (apprenticeships, scholarships, training courses etc.)

  • The number of individuals you are seeking to support through this programme (please note that the grant programme will fund specific individuals for the duration of their training up to a maximum of three years, as opposed to providing general funding across a cohort of students)

  • The length of the training period

  • The qualification the individual(s) will gain at the end of the programme (this should be an accredited qualification recognised within the Heritage sector)


(Maximum 3000 characters)
      
F6
*

Will you be working in partnership with other organisations to deliver this training?

 

If so, please provide further details of the partner organisation(s) and explain how they will contribute towards the training.


If not applicable, please type N/A (Maximum 1000 characters)
      
F7

Please describe the changes (or outcomes) you are aiming to see that will contribute to the long term impact you've described in question F2.

 

Up to five outcomes can be provided, but you need only provide as many as are relevant (though at least one) for the training you are seeking funding for.

     
*Change/outcome 1:

(Maximum 360 characters)
      
Change/outcome 2

(Maximum 360 characters)
      
Change/outcome 3:

(Maximum 360 characters)
      
Change/outcome 4:

(Maximum 360 characters)
      
Change/outcome 5:

(Maximum 360 characters)
      
F8

Now please list the things required to deliver or achieve the changes or outcomes you've listed above, so that you eventually achieve your eventual goal. What do you need? This might be more equipment, more people, more resource of some other kind?

 

Alternatively - or perhaps as well - what work or activities do you need to do?

.  

List these things below, and if possible, please state a target date by which you aim to achieve each one - unless it will be an ongoing activity of some kind for which a target date isn't applicable - in which case please leave the date field empty.

 

Example:

  • Recruit an additional member of staff to...

  • Train apprentices in...

     
*1.

(Maximum 600 characters for each item)
      
Target date:

      
2.

      
Target date:

      
3.

      
Target date:

      
4.

      
Target date:

      
5.

      
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F9
*What grant amount would you like to apply for?

      
F10
*Please summarise briefly the particular aspects of the project that you intend to use an Benefact Trust grant, if given, to fund?

Maximum 700 characters
      
F11

If you are applying for a multi-year grant, please complete the fields below.

 

If you don't complete the fields below we will assume you are applying for a single year grant.

     
The number of years over which you would like the grant, if given, to be paid (maximum of 3)

      
Your preferred payment years (these must be consecutive) and amounts for each tranche of the grant
     
First payment year (yyyy):

This will normally be the current year, but if appropriate may be the next calendar year if necessary for project timescales
      
First payment amount:

      
Second payment year (yyyy):

      
Second payment amount:

      
Third payment year (yyyy):

      
Third payment amount:

      
G1

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.


To upload a file click Browse, navigate to file, double - click to select, click on Upload button. (Re-uploading a file overwrites the currently uploaded file)
        
G2
*

Please attach a high-level project budget

 

N.B.

  • For Brighter Lives applications, you must use the project budget template which is available here. This provides detailed guidance with regard to the capital costs, and revenue costs (for up to one year from the start of your new work or project) which can be included.

 

  • For Heritage Skills for Christian Buildings applications, you must use the project budget template which is available here. This provides detailed guidance with regard to the capital and revenue costs which can be included.

 

  • For all other applications, please submit a high-level budget in your own format, but please refer to this guidance in doing so.


To upload a file click Browse, navigate to file, double - click to select, click on Upload button. (Re-uploading a file overwrites the currently uploaded file).
        
H1
*

What is the total cost of your project?

 

N.B. You may include in this figure, if you wish, both project costs that are eligible for support under the programme, and costs that are ineligible for support, as detailed in the guidance notes provided in the project budget templates available here:

 

Heritage Skills for Christian Buildings

 

Alternatively, you are welcome to provide just the total of all eligible costs, as per your project budget, if you prefer.


      
H2

Please state the costs of your project that you believe are eligible for support under the programme as detailed in your project budget.

 

If this is the same as the total cost figure you have provided above, please enter the same amount again here.


      
H3
*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 www.lpwscheme.org.uk for further information.
      
H4
*Please state total funds actually raised (excluding any funds pledged) to date

      
H5 Additional funds pledged to date
      
H6
*Total funds raised to date (total of amounts supplied at H4 and H5 above)

      
H7
*

Please briefly summarise

- the source(s) of your current secured/pledged funding e.g. reserves, grants (naming any significant grant funders where possible), fundraising events, legacies, sale of property, loans/mortgages. Specifics can be provided on your budget form

- any other fundraising plans you have for the project in order to raise the total cost


      
H8 *Subject to a successful application, to whom should the cheque be made payable
This must be the organisation's main bank account
      
I1
*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 attached here and Images Two and Three should be attached using I2 and I3). 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 Benefact 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.

To upload a file click Browse, navigate to file, double - click to select, click on Upload button. (Re-uploading a file overwrites the currently uploaded file)
       ?
I2
Image Two (optional, but the more images you can provide the better)

To upload a file click Browse, navigate to file, double - click to select, click on Upload button. (Re-uploading a file overwrites the currently uploaded file)
        
I3
Image Three (optional, but the more images you can provide the better)

To upload a file click Browse, navigate to file, double - click to select, click on Upload button. (Re-uploading a file overwrites the currently uploaded file)
        
I4
Upload any further relevant documentation, e.g. evidence of need for your project. imagery, artist's impressions, articles, case-studies or other descriptions of your project that we might use for publicity, should your application be successful.

To upload a file click Browse, navigate to file, double - click to select, click on Upload button. (Re-uploading a file overwrites the currently uploaded file). The maximum file size is 20MB.
        
J1
*If your application is successful, how do you intend to publicise your grant from Benefact Trust? (Select all that apply)

      
J2
If you selected 'Other' above, please provide further details

      
J3
*Before completing this application, had you accessed any of the blogs, tools or resources on the Advice and Resources Hub section of our website?

Our Advice and Resources hub can be found at this web page.
      
J4
If you selected 'yes' in answer to the previous question, please list the resources you accessed.

(Maximum 700 characters)
      
J5
*How do you intend to raise awareness of your project to those you seek to benefit? (Select all that apply)

      
J6
If you selected 'Other' above, please provide further details

      
K1
*Does your project involve building alterations/works of any kind?

      
K2 *Listed Building Status
If not listed please select Not Listed from dropdown
      
K3
*Has listed building consent been granted?

      
K4
*Has planning permission been granted?

      
K5
*Do you have DAC or other relevant denominational approval/permission for the proposed work?

      
K6
Please provide further information as applicable

      
K7
*Is your building on the Heritage at Risk Register?

The Heritage at Risk Register can be accessed here.
      
L1
*Does your church or organisation comply with relevant health and safety regulations, and are policies available for inspection?

      
L2
*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?

      
L3
*Are all vehicles owned or available for use by your church or organisation roadworthy and appropriately taxed and insured?

      
L4
*Does your church or organisation have public liability insurance in place?

      
L5
*Does any accommodation owned or leased by your church or organisation comply with the applicable fire safety legislation?

'Accommodation' refers to residential settings, i.e. where people sleep
      
L6
*Where possible and applicable, are appropriate licences in place and up to date, and are staff competencies confirmed?

The website www.gov.uk/licence-finder can be used to see what types of licences are needed for different types of organisations/activities
      
L7
*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.
      
L8
*Spot checks may be made by Benefact Trust in relation to the questions above. Do you agree to this?

      
M1
*Please tick this box if you accept the above conditions and you are an authorised representative of the organisation.

      
M2
*How did you hear about Benefact Trust?

(Maximum 255 characters which is about 30 words)
      
M3
If you would like to receive email communications from Benefact Trust, including updates on our grant programmes, news of our grant giving and other updates from the Trust, please tick this box to opt in.

      
M4
If you would like to take part in occasional surveys from Benefact Trust to help shape and provide feedback on our grant programmes, please tick this box to opt in.

      
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