UPDATE: The Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme website has updated its FAQs with information regarding an extension to the scheme. Under the question: What is the deadline / time limit for a claim to be submitted? The website states that: “The scheme will only accept invoices up to 12 months from the date of issue. The Government has confirmed the funding available for the scheme until 31st March 2021.”
Under the Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme, listed buildings used as places of worship and meeting certain conditions have benefited from a matching grant to refund VAT spent on approved repairs and maintenance
Following the announcement that the zero rate of VAT for approved alterations to listed buildings would be withdrawn from 1 October 2012, the Government announced that it would be extending the Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme also to cover approved alterations. Additional funding of up to £30m a year (from 2012/13) has been allocated to the scheme for the duration of the current Parliament. The extended scheme incorporated repairs, maintenance and approved alterations to listed places of worship and became operational on 1 October 2012.
From that date:
The following items were added to the eligibility criteria for work undertaken from 1 October 2012:
VAT levied on professional fees remained ineligible for refund under the Scheme.
The following additional changes were, however, made to the scheme for works undertaken on or after 1 October 2013: