Queries on the application process

Do I need to register with the scheme before applying?

No, there is no requirement or opportunity to pre-register.

What is the deadline for an application to be submitted?

Your application and all supporting information will need to be received by the National Heritage Memorial Fund by 12 noon on Friday 26 February 2016.

I will not be able to complete the application without some additional help - can you assist me with my application?

No, unfortunately NHMF does not have the resources to assist with applications beyond answering straightforward questions about the application process. You should contact the organisation with the overall responsibility or a supervisory role for your place of worship to see whether they can provide you with any assistance.

I need to undertake some further structural investigation to work out the most appropriate method of repair. This will mean I cannot obtain tenders for the work and obtain an accurate cost for the project. What do you advise?

You can still apply for a grant. Ask your lead professional adviser to fill in the project costs table on the application form as well as they can. Include a contingency to cover cost uncertainty. Any grant offer will be made on the basis of the information in the costs table, but this may be revised later, if necessary, once further details are obtained and project costs are more accurately defined. You can add the cost of the further investigative work in your application if you do not have sufficient funds to pay for it.

How long do I have after receiving a grant offer to submit the further information needed to obtain your permission to start the grant-aided repair project?

You need to provide us with the necessary supplementary information within six months of the date of your grant offer letter. We may be able to extend this period if necessary. You must contact us if you think you are likely to need longer.

How long do I have to complete my repair project?

You need to complete your repair project and to have claimed all of your grant within two years of the date of your grant offer letter.

Is there a limit to the number of applications that I can submit?

Yes. Only one application per listed place of worship.

Appeals – What if I disagree with the decision on my grant application?

NHMF has a formal complaints procedure, which is set out on the NHMF website.

In making an application, can we nominate who the payments are made to?

Payments should be made to the organisation that submitted the application and that will incur the cost for the repairs – normally this would be the Parochial Church Council or an appropriate body.