Listed Place of Worship
Listed Place of Worship
Summary of Changes
The Grant Scheme
Eligibility Checklist
The 4 Step Process
Application Form - Download
Additional Invoices Form - Download
Guidance Notes - Download
Frequently Asked Questions
Useful Contacts
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Scheme Extension

The Government has confirmed funding is available for the Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme until 31st March 2025.
If you have any queries regarding the application process or the scheme itself, please feel free to contact our helpline for any assistance on 0800 500 3009.


Please note that from 25th July 2022, any new applications to the LPW Scheme will be administered by East Midlands Business Ltd.

An updated version of the application form has been created and can be accessed via this link: New Application Form. The new form will be available for applicants to access from 25th July. Any applications received on the old form will continue to be processed as usual.

Methods to submit application


The Listed Places of Worship (LPW) Grant Scheme gives grants that cover the VAT incurred in making repairs to listed buildings in use as places of worship. The scheme covers repairs to the fabric of the building, along with associated professional fees, plus repairs to turret clocks, pews, bells and pipe organs.

The Scheme has been run by DCMS with a focus on preserving heritage in the fabric of our UK listed places of worship. Since its establishment in 2001, the Scheme has adapted to changes while continuing to support places of worship by delivering the fairest possible system of making grants and ensuring that all faiths and areas of the UK are equally able to make use of scheme.

Funded up to £42m, the LPWS has paid out £317m since its inception and assisting over 13,000 buildings. The LPW scheme presently receives approximately 7000 applications per annum. Eligibility for a LPW grant is assessed against complex criteria, involving the eligibility of the building and the nature of the work being carried out.

The DCMS recognises that there are particular burden to the upkeep of our spiritual architecture. The Listed Place of Worship scheme grants aim to redress financial short falls and continue to support our listed and protected architecture for future generations.


The Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme makes grants towards the VAT incurred in making repairs and carrying out alterations to listed buildings mainly used for public worship.

This guidance is designed to help you in completing your application.

Please read this carefully before completing the application form.

To check if the place of worship which is the subject of the your application is listed, please refer to the relevant links below:

If you require further assistance then please speak to one of our operators on 0800 500 3009. Calls to this number are free from landlines and mobiles.

To avoid the possibility of duplicate payment we share some of the information you provide to us with other grant providing organisations such as Historic England, the Heritage Lottery Fund, other relevant Lottery distributors and devolved administration heritage agencies, Cadw, Historic Scotland and Northern Ireland Environment Agency. We will hold some of the information you give on the database and use this information to process applications and grants and to produce

Deadline date for claim receipt
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31 January 2013
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31 December 2013
9 January 2014
15 January 2014
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Paid Value of eligible claims
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Contact Information
LPW Scheme
East Midlands Business Ltd
5 Merus Court
LE19 1RJ
United Kingdom

Tel: 0800 500 3009 - calls are free from landlines and mobiles.

Tel: 0845 013 6601 - calls will be charged at the local rate (your service provider, however, may apply an increased rate).
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