MaintenanceBooker is an online service that was set up in 2018 by the National Churches Trust in partnership with 2buy2. It has been developed to make it easier for churchwardens and other volunteers to find recommended and qualified contractors to improve the maintenance of their buildings.
• Rainwater maintenance and follow on repair (guttering and alike)
• Lightning protection system surveys and follow on repair
• Tree surveys
• Tree surgery
• Asbestos surveys, management and removal
• Stonework, masonry and lime mortaring
• High level repairs
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Churches need to register with MaintenanceBooker, which is free to do, and then they can search for quotes on available services from a list of nationwide approved suppliers. Once a quote has been selected you are able to apply for a grant to help cover the cost of the work. To find out more about the grants login or register with Parish Buying.
There are grants available to help to cover the cost of the work, these are called Preventative Maintenance Micro Grants. You can receive up to 50% of the cost of any works you need doing, with the maximum amount you can receive being £500. If you looking to fund a larger repair, there are grants available for these from the Foundation Grants for Maintenance supplying grants of up to £3,000.