Our Regeneration Consultancy Service

Helping communities breathe new life into churches

How we can help

Historic places of worship need to find new and extended uses if they are to survive. Developing a new use project in a historic place of worship is complex. These sites exert a strong emotional pull on local communities. This, coupled with planning policy and legislation, can make project management challenging. 

We operate a regeneration consultancy service and can support you to develop your extended and new use ideas for your historic place of worship. Our Team has significant experience in project management and delivering creative re-use schemes that are viable, sustainable and deliver demonstrable social benefits for local communities. We can help in a number of ways.

Our Consultancy Packages

We can provide the following tailored packages of support to help your project:

Exploring new uses and brokering creative partnerships

  • Profile your local community
  • Assess a number of new use options
  • Plan and deliver a community consultation event

Options development and investment planning

  • Identify a viable and sustainable extended or new use for your historic place of worship
  • Develop an outline business case for investment

Project management (bid development)

  • Develop a Round One or Round Two bid to the National Lottery Heritage Fund (or other funder)
  • Manage team appointments, including consultants and staff
  • Develop a sustainable community business model
  • Prepare funding applications
  • Develop an innovative and exciting activity, learning and interpretation plan 

Project management (construction)

  • Co-ordinate the appointment of your design team and build contractor
  • Oversee the construction programme 

Operational support

  • Develop a governance and management plan for your project
  • Review your community business model

Workshops and training

  • Bespoke training to suit your needs on a range of areas, including consultation and fundraising, activity and business planning, management and governance, repair and adaptation planning

Get in touch

We are happy to discuss your project with you and how we might be able to assist. 

Please call us on 020 7841 0406 and ask to speak to a member of the Regeneration Team, or you can email us at consultancy@thecct.org.uk. You can also follow our work on Twitter @CCT_regen 

We have developed a flexible development and delivery process to help guide project development. This breaks down a project into manageable stages and helps project teams to make decisions about how their projects should move forward. Each step develops different information and the steps include:

  • Project kick-off and viability appraisal
  • Outline options appraisal
  • Preferred option choice and early stage planning
  • Project development and fundraising
  • Construction
  • Operational support and transition
- See more at: https://www.visitchurches.org.uk/what-we-do/regeneration-and-communities/steps-to-success.html#sthash.IfRsSKTM.dpufIf you need our assistance, please do contact us for more information: regentaskforce@cct.org.uk

We have developed a flexible development and delivery process to help guide project development. This breaks down a project into manageable stages and helps project teams to make decisions about how their projects should move forward. Each step develops different information and the steps include:

  • Project kick-off and viability appraisal
  • Outline options appraisal
  • Preferred option choice and early stage planning
  • Project development and fundraising
  • Construction
  • Operational support and transition
- See more at: https://www.visitchurches.org.uk/what-we-do/regeneration-and-communities/steps-to-success.html#sthash.IfRsSKTM.dpuf

We have developed a flexible development and delivery process to help guide project development. This breaks down a project into manageable stages and helps project teams to make decisions about how their projects should move forward. Each step develops different information and the steps include:

  • Project kick-off and viability appraisal
  • Outline options appraisal
  • Preferred option choice and early stage planning
  • Project development and fundraising
  • Construction
  • Operational support and transition
- See more at: https://www.visitchurches.org.uk/what-we-do/regeneration-and-communities/steps-to-success.html#sthash.IfRsSKTM.dpuf