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Deanery Representative Introduction

Dorset Historic Churches Trust exists to help conserve places of Christian worship of all denominations in the administrative county of Dorset, which are open for public worship.

The intention of Grant aid is to assist in the sympathetic repair of historic churches and chapels, or the historic fittings therein, to a standard that their architectural value merits and to ensure their continued use by the communities they serve.

Any cases of exceptional merit or need will be considered for our support if funds are available. 

As a trusted partner of the National Churches Trust, we have access to a number of additional grants for repair projects as part of the Partnership Grants Programme.  The Programme has provided over £1 million in grant funding towards repairs at churches and chapels over the last five years. Applications should be made directly to us following our usual application procedure as above/below/on this page.