Welcome to Allchurches Trust
Allchurches Trust Limited (ATL) is a registered charity that seeks to promote the Christian religion. It provides grants to Anglican churches, churches of other denominations and the Christian community with an emphasis on heritage, care and the community. It is completely independent of the Church of England though, because of its Christian aims, some of its trustees and members are leading figures in the Church of England. You can find out more about us here.
What we support
We like to assist in areas of greatest need. We especially favour projects that show vision, illustrate enthusiastic support, and demonstrate financial sustainability. We have always welcomed applications from a wide range of churches and charities and have supported projects run by, among others, the Church of Scotland, the Church in Wales, the Church of Ireland, the Baptist church, Methodist church, United Reformed Church and the Society of Friends. We particularly welcome applications from less well-off parishes and for projects which benefit mission and help local communities. Examples of recent grants, showing the scope of the projects we support, are on the recent grants page and the news page.
Most of our grants are between £1,000 and £5,000 but we do make larger grants. In 2015, we distributed 1,340 grants of which 912 were small grants (up to £3,000) and 224 were larger (more than £3,000). With other grants, to Church of England cathedrals, dioceses, churches and groups and to other Christian churches and denominations, we granted a total of £11.7m, the most we have ever given in a year and 20 per cent more than in 2014. More information about what we achieved in 2015 is in our annual report and the shorter annual review .
If you would like to apply for a grant please look at our grant giving page and read our grants policy. If you would like more information or guidance, please get in touch with us.
Roof protection scheme
For a limited period, Allchurches Trust is making available grants to churches of any denomination that would like to guard against metal theft by installing a roof alarm system.