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The object of the Colchester Churches Charitable Trust is to extend Christian mission in the area of Colchester, Essex by making grants to help Parishes with their projects.

Our current grant making policy

We currently encourage applications only from Parochial Church Councils in the Church of England Deanery of Colchester.

Projects should involve the development, improvement, maintenance or preservation of a Church building or other building which is a PCC asset, where the work is intended to enhance the Church's ministry within and to the Parish.

Our current focus is on Capital projects, as we expect that Parishes will have viable plans for revenue income and expenditure, and for the ongoing viability of Capital projects.

We offer grants of up to 20% of the total project cost, with a maximum of £10,000.

As we wish to encourage Parishes engaging in new projects, we do not award grants where Capital project work has already begun.

We will make only one grant to a Parish within any three year period.

Please follow the links to other pages to learn more about how and when to apply, and the terms of our grants.



'We will not neglect the house of our God' Nehemiah 10:29

'Zeal for your house consumes me' Psalm 69:9; John 2:17


The Colchester Churches Charitable Trust is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) Registered number 1196920