Conservation Grants

Our grants are available to ecclesiastic and other public buildings exclusively for the conservation of historic and/or artistically significant stained and architectural glass. The Grants are made by The Glaziers Trust, part of the Company’s charitable foundation, which has two principal objectives:

  • The conservation of historic and/or artistically significant stained and architectural glass.
  • Promoting the craft by supporting the education and training of craftsmen and women in the fields of stained and painted glass, and by fostering public information and awareness.

You can download full details of the material which should accompany an application, together with an application form. Applications will be assessed by an expert panel composed of leading national and international practitioners in the stained glass field. Decisions will be based on the significance of the stained glass, the conservation urgency, and quality and appropriateness of the conservation methodology. Applicants must submit:

  • A completed application form
  • A condition report authored by a qualified stained glass conservator

We usually dispense grants of up to £6,000. Custodians responsible for the care of large glazing schemes are encouraged to focus their applications on a specific outstanding window that is judged to be in most need of conservation. Applications for grant-funding for multiple windows are unlikely to be successful. We do not fund the restoration of plain glazing. We also do not support work that has already begun, or that has been completed. Conditions of the grant can be found here.

Intending applicants are strongly advised to contact Dr Marie Groll ( or 07811 106264), before submitting an application, in order to receive preliminary guidance and support.

The Trust is dedicated to upholding the highest standards of excellence in the craft, and only supports conservation work undertaken by ICON accredited stained glass conservators.

Please note that our expert panel must have details of grant applications some time in advance of their meetings, in order to be able to give them proper consideration. Applications received later than the submission date for each meeting will be held over until the following meeting. The next meeting is on 6 April 2020. Applications must be received by Friday 7 February 2020.

All successful applications are also automatically entered into the Moat Memorial Prize, which promotes and encourages excellence in conservation report-writing. This is awarded annually (in October each year) to the most outstanding application. A small prize of £500 is given to the successful applicant, and the studio who authored the supporting conservation report is permitted to advertise that their report is prize-winning.

The inaugural Moat Memorial Prize was Awarded in 2018.The details are below

Church of the Ascension, Whixley, North Yorkshire

Funds were requested in order to conserve the mid nineteenth-century east windows of the north and south nave aisles (nIV and sIV). The windows were by nineteenth-century York stained glass firm Hodgson of York, who were commonly employed to repair and install many of Belgian stained glass artist Jean-Baptiste Capronnier’s (1814-1891) windows. The condition report, authored by Alison Gilchrist ACR, was undertaken by Barley Studio, York.