The James Pantyfedwen Foundation regularly supports chapels and churches from all parts of Wales by offering grants to renovate and develop their buildings. Sir David James, the founder and benefactor of Pantyfedwen, was very keen to support religious causes in Wales, but also argued that Wales had far too many places of worship, that there needed to be a rationalisation and sharing of church buildings, and worked hard to foster a greater level of ecumenical work.
The Pantyfedwen Trustees meet three times a year to consider various applications from chapels and churches, and in accordance with the Founder’s vision, priority is given to those applications where the renovations are clearly linked with the mission and outreach plans of the church, and especially in an ecumenical context. The church needs to have a membership of around fifty and must meet regularly on Sundays.
If you wish to submit an application for a CHURCH grant, the guidelines can be downloaded here.
Application forms for church repairs and improvements cannot be downloaded from the website because the application process for individual churches will vary in accordance with the denomination of the church. To obtain a church form please contact the foundation office.