ST George and St Mary's Church in Gresley has received a £10,000 grant from English Heritage.
The funds will go towards 'vital repairs' on the medieval building.
Along with the £10,000 already raised, the church is halfway towards its £40,000 target to have the works completed this year.
More grant applications are being drafted for funding but the leaders of church are also asking members of the community who live nearby to dig deep and donate to the cause.
The extensive work on the building is set to commence in September.