Charitable Grants for Churches

The National Charitable Grants list was updated in September.

The list provides practical information on potential sources of funding for various church related projects and is available on the Parish Resources website (or you can download it by clicking here).
It is worth noting that this is a national list, and therefore contains no information about local funders.

 

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Church Metal Theft

Church risk – Theft of Metal
Due to economic factors, metal remains attractive to thieves.
Ecclesiastical have put together a checklist to help improve the security of church buildings.

https://www.ecclesiastical.com/churchmatters/images/theft-of-metal-checklist.pdf

 

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National Churches Trust – Maintenance Grant

I wished to remind you of our forthcoming deadline to our Maintenance Grant Programme on 26 September 2018. This will also be the last round of the Maintenance Programme under its current name.

 

The programme offers awards of between £500 and £3,000 to encourage churches to act on small, urgent maintenance issues and repairs to church buildings costed between £1,000 and £10,000.

 

Do you know a listed church building with work to do? Please do forward them details of the programme and encourage them to apply if suitable.

 

To be eligible churches are required to submit 2 quotes and have 50% of funds in place. Further criteria and requirements do exist and more detail can be found in the guidance note on our website, where you can also find the link to the application form www.nationalchurchestrust.org/our-grants/maintenance-grants. Unfortunately we are no longer accepting applications from unlisted places of worship through this funding stream.

 

Also to note, future changes to our grants programmes: The National Churches Trust has recently launched its new 2019-23 strategy. Alongside this we are in the process of revising our grant programmes to come into effect later this year ready for the 2019 funding allocations. Please find out more here.

 

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Planning and Managing Major Buildings Projects

Booking now open for ‘Planning and Managing Major Buildings Projects’ training day
Historic Religious Buildings Alliance will be running their 8th training day on ‘Planning and Managing Major Building Projects in Places of Worship’, in partnership with Purcell UK. It is taking place at St Andrew’s Street Baptist church, Cambridge on Wednesday 3rd October 2018.

The day will help you manage all stages of a building project in a place of worship, from start up through to making sure you achieve the benefits over the long term. It is aimed at those concerned with places of worship of all sizes, types and location, and will be relevant both to new build, alterations and repairs. Although focusing on projects of a significant size, many of the principles apply in simplified form to smaller projects, and the day should be useful whatever the size of project being considered. It will be useful both to those who are directly responsible for a single project in a single building, and those who have an oversight role for a number of religious buildings.

The day assumes you already know what you want to do, and takes you forward from there, including setting up a project team, fund raising, obtaining relevant permissions, managing building professionals, keeping everyone engaged, and ensuring the project brings the desired benefits over the longer term. The speakers have hands on experience of building projects in places of worship. The day will be practical and detailed, equipping you to make a better job of managing your building project. You will also hear from completed projects and the people who actually made them happen and their experiences, good and bad!

For more information, and to book please click here.

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MaintenanceBooker

MaintenanceBooker, a new heritage website to keep historic churches and chapels safe for the future was launched last week in England and Wales, following a successful Heritage Lottery Fund pilot project in Yorkshire.

Set up by the National Churches Trust, the UK’s church building support charity, and 2buy2, the national buying group for UK, charities, schools and churches, MaintenanceBooker makes it easy for churches to prevent problems such as leaking roofs and crumbling stonework.

Churches and chapels of all denominations can use MaintenanceBooker to get professional help for essential maintenance tasks, thereby preventing the need for expensive repairs.

Using the website www.maintenancebooker.org.uk churches can book gutter clearance and repairs, lightning protection inspection, tree surveys and maintenance as well as asbestos surveys and removal. More services will be added later in the year, such as stonework and lime mortaring with bat surveys, and grounds and graveyard maintenance in the pipeline.

A video explaining MaintenanceBooker is available at  https://vimeo.com/269895676

For many churches the cost of maintenance can be a major barrier to keeping their building in good repair, so users of MaintenanceBooker can obtain Preventative Maintenance Micro-Grants to help pay for the cost of gutter clearance.

Churches and chapels in the north of England, the Midlands and Wales can now use MaintenanceBooker. The service will be available throughout  the rest of England from 3rd September 2018

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Keeping in touch

Keeping in touch!

Your privacy is important to us, the Churches Trust for Cumbria want to communicate with you in a way which has your consent, and which is in line with UK law on data protection. 

We would like to keep in touch to share news and information (including funding streams), events or training activities held by the CTfC or other organisations that relate to the care, conservation and sustainable development of church buildings.

You can find out more about how we use your data from our Privacy Notice 

For further information please contact Jayne Potts jayne@ctfc.org.uk or c/o Church House, 19-24 Friargate, Penrith, CA11 7XR

The Churches Trust for Cumbria is a Company Limited by Guarantee No. 6553020 and a Registered Charity, No 1128091

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Out Now: the new Methodist Heritage Handbook

The FREE Methodist Heritage Handbook provides background stories and location information for over 100 Methodist heritage sites of historic importance, in a handy 80-page A5 handbook format.

You can order a copy FREE by emailing orders@norwichbooksandmusic.co.uk or calling 0845 017 8220. http://www.methodistheritage.org.uk/

 

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Cumbria tourists and pilgrims 

Cumbria is a unique part of the world, housing two UNESCO World Heritage sites; two National Parks and two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it welcomes millions of tourists. 

Our church buildings provide an amazing glimpse into our history and there is growing interest by visitors for their architecture, art and musical heritage, as well as their spiritual presence.

Do you have a church trail you wish to promote?

Or if your church is open and you want to be included on the ExploreChurches website please contact The Churches Trust for Cumbria

If you would like to explore ways in which you can engage visitors spiritually, contact Mike Talbot

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News and Information

Grant fund for communities off the gas grid
Calor has opened its Rural Community Fund offering grants of up to £5,000 for projects to improve local life.

Eden Arts Remote rural cinema
REMOTE Cinema is about bringing the community together through cinema events and by event we mean watching great films together and creating fun, social events that could include dressing up, food, music, games and other activities, perhaps inspired by the film’s themes.
I think this would be wonderful to have in a church! A great way to bring the community together or as a fund raiser? Please get in touch with me if you are interested.

Eden Funding Event
Thursday 26 April 2018
10am – 3pm
Cumbria LEP Conference and Business Centre, Redhills, Penrith CA11 0DT
Speak directly to funders; access essential funding information, advice and support; network with other local organisations.

Funders include Cumbria County Council, Eden District Council, Arts Council, CWMET, Cumbria Community Foundation, the Hadfield Trust, Francis C Scott Trust, Big Lottery Fund, Heritage Lottery Fund, Charity Bank, BBC Children in Need, Tesco Bags of Help and the Police and Crime Commissioners Fund.

This event is aimed at local voluntary and community groups, especially those new to the funding arena in Eden.

Please book to attend one of these two sessions:

10am – 12 noon* Registration open from 9.45am. Tea and coffee available upon arrival
1pm – 3pm* Registration open from 12.45pm. Tea and coffee available upon arrival

*You do not need to attend for the full session, but it is advised for you to allow at least one hour to make best use of your time and speak to all relevant funders.

Book your FREE* place today:
Download flier and further information about the funders attending (Marketplace List) and a booking form from our website: http://cumbriacvs.org.uk/training-and-events

Complete and return the form to Cumbria CVS info@cumbriacvs.org.uk

*This event is FREE for local voluntary and community organisations however:

All places must be booked in advance. Bookings on the day will incur a £10 booking fee
Small local voluntary and community organisations and/or those new groups in the Barrow area will get priority booking, along with CVS members
A £10/person cancellation fee will apply for non-attendance or places not cancelled at least 5 days in advance for all organisations

Cumbria CVS
Shaddongate Resource Centre, Shaddongate, Carlisle CA2 5TY (Registered Office)
Office: 01768 800350
www.cumbriacvs.org.uk

The Old House Show

Please see below for the SPAB 2-day Show in September this year. There will be lots of stands, talks, demonstrations and some chance for some hands-on, so well worth a visit.

The Old House Show will have a full programme of talks, building crafts demonstrations and exhibitors with a conservation focus.

Introducing The Old House Show

The SPAB is delighted to announce the launch of its Old House Show, in partnership with Period Living, taking place at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich this autumn.

The Old House Show, 7-8 September, is a must-attend event for those interested in the art and craft of building care – and it’s absolutely free!

Programme of events

A full programme of demonstrations of traditional crafts, talks by SPAB experts and other invited guests, an array of exhibitors and hands-on activities will fill the two-day event. With professionals on hand to provide free, clear, unbiased advice about what is best for your building, there will also be representatives from the very best in building conservation. More information on our website.

Exhibit at The Old House Show

The Old House Show brings together some of the finest professionals and craftspeople involved with old buildings. We’re expecting 2000 informed and interested visitors to join us at Greenwich in September, making the SPAB Old House Show an unmissable showcase for your skill, product and company. If you’d like to find out more about exhibiting please contact Geoff Connelly on 01462 896688 or email
geoff@hall-mccartney.co.uk.

Register NOW for tickets

Register for tickets for the chance to win one of the following prizes. First prize: a free place on one of our popular courses in 2019. Winners will have a choice of either a homeowner study day or a course for conservation professionals. Second prize: 5x two tickets for a scaffold tour of the conservation project at the Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College on either 7 or 8 September.

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Church Conservation Grants

Church Conservation Grants

The William & Jane Morris Fund award grants to churches, chapels and other places of worship in the UK for the conservation of decorative features and monuments, but not structural repairs. This includes stained glass windows, sculpture, furniture, internal monuments and tombs and wall paintings. The decorative feature, monument, etc must be dated before 1896 (the date of William Morris’s death). The deadline for applications is 31 March 2018. Details here.

Calor launches £50k rural grant scheme

Off-grid energy supplier Calor has announced a fund for 21 individual prize pots to support rural communities throughout the UK. Launched in 2017, past submissions included funding for community centres, village halls and sporting venues, as well as the installation of fibre broadband into an off-grid village. Applications open on 20 March however those wishing to register their interest can do so here.

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