Grants totalling £80,000 have been given to local churches to help them with essential repairs, renovations and improvements by Gloucestershire Historic Churches Trust. This funding will help ensure that these buildings are here for future generations to enjoy.
St Saviour, Redbrook was given a grant to teach local people the skills they needed to conserve the decaying masonry of the church. Participants learned conservation skills from a professional contractor and architect, and helped restore the church in the process.
Some other notable grants recently awarded by the trust include St Lawrence, Bourton-on-the-Hill for the addition of a toilet and disabled access, Lechlade Baptist Church, which requires urgent repair to the sash windows, and St Lukes, Frampton Mansell, which plans to install a new eco-friendly toilet.
Over the past 40 years, Gloucestershire Historic Churches Trust has provided grants of more than £2 million to churches in Gloucestershire, South Gloucestershire and North Bristol.
The next grant application window closes on 30 April 2022. For more information on how to apply visit the Gloucestershire Historic Churches Trust website.