News and Updates from NHCT

Meeting Dates Announced for 2024

18 January 2024

Northumbria Historical Churches Trust announce future meeting dates/closing dates and Grants available.

In 2024 Grant deadlines/meeting dates are:-

Mon 14 Oct 2024 for meeting date Thur 24 Oct 2024

Typically the Trust awards grants in the range of £2,500 to £10,000.  Please refer to our Grants Awarded page for further reference. 



Funding opportunities to keep your church building in good repair

28 June 2024

Churches in the North East are being encouraged to make the most of funding opportunities this year.

The Northumbria Historic Churches Trust has been helping to keep places of worship in good order since it was established in 1980.

The deadline for the latest wave of funding is on Monday 14 October 2024, with the meeting taking place on Thursday 24 October 2024, but there will be further opportunities to apply in the near future with dates to be announced.

Typically, the Trust awards grants in the range of £2,500 to £10,000.

The trust’s chairman John Anderson said: “Following a successful re-launch of the charity in 2023, we are witnessing the fruits of our labours with many more churches applying for grants; a significant number have already benefited, as you will read, though we are hoping that others, who have not previously applied in the past, will now be encouraged to come forward with worthwhile schemes that we can support.”

To apply for a grant, to see this year’s application deadlines and for further information, visit

Last year, the Northumbria Historic Churches Trust was able to help 33 church projects of various sizes.



Northumbria Historic Churches Trust Meeting - June 2024

28 June 2024

The Trustees recently met at All Saints Church, Lobley Hill in Gateshead to determine 8 applications and 7 churches had Grants approved (details are under Grants Awarded on our website).

The church has a great deal of history, and we were made most welcome by all, which included a talk given by the Rev Glen MacKnight and very kind hospitality by Churchwarden, Gill Corner.

Rev Glen gave a very interesting talk and also informed all that the reredos (screen behind the altar) features Christ's Ascension. This was originally in the chapel on the Ravensworth Castle Estate. The castle was demolished and so found a home in All Saints.