Our history dates back to 1328 and our Royal Charter was originally granted by Charles l in 1638. Being dedicated to the preservation of stained glass and the skills necessary to produce this beautiful art form, our members range from highly skilled crafts people to those who simply enjoy an involvement in our worthy and important cause. We offer both individual and corporate membership packages with great benefits including opportunities to participate in events such as lectures and cultural events.


Grants are available to churches and other public buildings exclusively for the restoration and conservation of historic and important stained glass.

You can download full details of the terms and conditions of grants, and the material which should accompany an application, together with an application form.

The Grants are made by The Glaziers Trust, a registered charity which has two principal objects:

  • The restoration and conservation of historic and important stained 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.

Please note that the Trustees must have details of a grant application at least two weeks before their next meeting in order to consider it at that meeting. Applications received after this date will be held over until the following meeting. The meeting dates for 2017 are: Wednesday 11th January, Tuesday 4th April, Tuesday 6th June and Wednesday 18th October.

To check whether your project will meet the Trust’s criteria can be found by going to the Glaziers Trust page of the website, where all details about applying for grants can be found..