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Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations is the membership organisation for Scotland's charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. Charity registered in Scotland SC003558. Registered office Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh EH3 6BB.

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National Churches Trust - Gateway Grants


The Gateway Grants Programme offers grants to places of worship for costs towards developing a church building project such as feasibility studies, options appraisals, professional fees, surveys and other development costs up to RIBA Planning Stage 1. The aim is to help churches develop appropriate, high quality, well researched projects before approaching a major grant funder.

They prioritise applications that can demonstrate strong community engagement and sound plans for economic viability.

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Geographical areas funded: UK

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Who can apply

Places of worship of any denomination and age can apply. They will consider applications from listed and unlisted Christian places of worship across the UK. They continue to encourage applications from our priority areas - North East England, Northern Ireland and Wales, this is not to the exclusion of churches in other areas.


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When to apply

The next deadlines is to be confirmed. Check funder website for most up to date details.

How to apply

First take the eligibility test and then apply online via the funder website.

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Activites funded: Heritage & building preservation Recreation & social activities Religious activities

Beneficiaries funded: Religious & Belief Groups Local communities

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