Welcome to SCT’s Grants Page. We offer grants for Fabric Repair and Maintenance for Places of Worship as well as Bursary Awards for those wishing to learn or upskill using the church organ, and support for concerts using the church organ.  Details about and application forms for specific grants are found on the drop down menu.

What we do

Scotland’s Churches Trust covers a broad range of topics previously carried out by the Scottish Churches Architectural Heritage Trust and Scotland’s Churches Scheme.

The Grant Giving element of SCAHT, a prime function of that Trust’s work, is a major element within SCT.

The Grants Committee are able to call on the help and advice of a Scotland-wide group of professionals to help assess each application.

We assist congregations of any denomination in Scotland in the preservation and upkeep of church buildings which are in regular use for public worship, principally by raising funds for their repair and restoration and by acting as a source of technical advice and assistance on maintenance and repair.

Our Heritage

Scotland has over 3,500 church buildings of all denominations. Over 2,500 of these are listed as being of architectural or historical interest. Country churches, medieval cathedrals, Georgian, Victorian and more modern church buildings contribute so much to the landscape, townscape and cultural heritage of Scotland.

Admiration and appreciation of Scotland’s church buildings will not ensure their continued existence. Congregations all over Scotland are struggling to maintain and repair their churches. Inflation and the increasing toll of the Scottish climate on buildings now one or more centuries old have caused many churches to fall into dangerous disrepair.


This trust is mainly dependent on support from private individuals, business organisations and all those concerned with maintaining Scotland’s valuable architectural and historic heritage.

Organ Playing Awards

Scotland’s Churches Trust is keen to encourage the use of church organs. SCT has two grant opportunities to apply for. Concert Grants and Tuition Bursaries (supported by the Goffin Trust and Thomas Tunnock Ltd.).


NCT logoAs a trusted partner of the National Churches Trust, we have access to a number of additional grants for 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, and can now support some installation of facilities. Applications should be made directly to us following our usual application procedure.



15 North Bank St.

Edinburgh. EH1 2LP

0131 225 8644