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Funding Available

Grants or loans of up to £1000 towards heritage projects, including the cost of restoring or preserving historic buildings, are now available from Braintree and Bocking Civic Society. To be eligible, projects must fall within the objectives of the Society and must be in, or directly benefit, the town of Braintree and Bocking or its surrounding villages. In exceptional circumstances, support may also be given to projects in other parts of the Braintree District area (except Coggeshall, Halstead and Witham).

Notes on how to apply for a grant or loan and application forms can be downloaded here.

Some recent projects supported by the society are as follows:


Braintree Cage

Braintree Cage, New Street – mid 19th Century parish lock-up

Crittall bus shelter

1950s Crittall bus shelter at Bocking Cemetery


Braintree & Bocking War Memorial surrounds

Braintree fountain

Braintree Market drinking fountain

Bocking St Mary's Church organ and pews

CAB door

Braintree Citizens Advice Bureau (former nurses' home) entrance door

Finchingfield St John the Baptist Church porch roof

Braintree and Bocking Sign

Bocking village sign



Gosfield Hall horse gin – preparation of condition report

Braintree District Museum - assistance with housing the Warner Textile Archive

Anglo-Saxon Treasure

Braintree District Museum - purchase of Bronze Age and Anglo-Saxon treasure trove

Braintree District Museum - Courtauld benefactions interactive display


Recent approved grants

Book - 'History of Manor Street School'
Restoration of Rayne Church box tomb
Restoration of 18 Victoria Street railings
Book - 'History of Stisted Village'
Restoration of Shalford Church masonry