GHCT exists to help places of Christian worship of all denominations with repair, maintenance and improvement costs. All projects must demonstrate a real need and a well thought-out approach backed up by good advice from experts.
Any place of Christian worship within Gloucestershire, South Gloucestershire and North Bristol.
No, but the Grants Committee is likely to be more generous to those which do support the Trust. When grants are awarded we ask applicants to support the Ride & Stride event, and display posters and information about the work of the Trust.
Download the application form, complete it and post it to the Chair of the Grants Committee, Jonathan MacKechnie Jarvis, 73 Forest View Road, Tuffley, Gloucester GL4 0BY. Please answer all the questions and please do not start to complete this form until you have read the guidance notes. If you need further information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
When an application is received, we will arrange a meeting with you at your church to discuss your application and view the proposed work. This ensures that when the committee meets, first-hand knowledge can be shared, so that each member of the committee will have a sound understanding of your project and will be able to make an informed decision.
Twice a year, in June and December.
By the end of April for the June meeting or by the end of October for the December meeting.
Generally within two weeks.
For large grants, a member of the grants committee will present the cheque in person, smaller grants will be sent by post. In either case, receipts for completed work need to be presented to the Trust.
Congratulations on a successful application – we hope your project is a great success. To help us continue our work supporting churches, we’d appreciate it if you could do some or all of the following:
Take part in Ride+Stride – This is our biggest fundraising event and takes place on the second Saturday in September. The more people that can raise sponsorship to ride, walk or drive between churches, make a donation or take part in an alternative activity, the more work we can do. For more details email email@example.com.
Display the certificate that comes with your cheque – please put this on your church noticeboard.
Let your parish magazine know about the grant – here’s an article that could be adapted & printed.
Keep us posted with news and pictures of the works as they take place. We can then keep our supporters informed via our website and social media.
In December 2016, grants were awarded to the following churches. Find more churches we’ve helped using our searchable map.
|Dursley||St James ||Urgent repairs to tower pinnacles ||£10000
|Drybrook ||Methodist||Replastering and redecoration||£2750
|Whaddon ||St Margaret of Scotland||Re-roofing||£2000|
|Edgeworth||St Mary||Repairs to floors and drainage ||£4000|
|Frampton on Severn||St Mary||Repairs to valley gutter||£3500|
|Kingscote||St John the Baptist||Renew S nave floor and improve drains||£1000|
|Newent||St Mary||Reroofing chancel||£3000|
|Stroud ||Holy Trinity||Renewal of boiler ||£500|
|All Saints ||Winterbourne Down||Felling dangerous trees||£250|
|Cheltenham ||St Luke and St John ||Major repairs to roofs (phased)||£10,000|
|Miserden||St Andrew||Conservation of memorials ||£2000|
|Bitton||St Mary||Conservation of tombs||£3000|
|Oddington||St Nicholas||Conservation of wall paintings ||£4000|
|Temple Guiting||St Mary||Reordering W end||£3500|
|Elkstone||St John the Evangelist||Construction of loo in churchyard||£3000|
|Kingswood (Bristol)||Congregational||Install electric gate to car park||£1500|
|Westbury on Trym||Holy Trinity||Reordering W end to include access work ||£2500|
|Lockleaze||St James||Installing and fitting out portable building for youth work next to church||£5000|
|Gloucester ||Mariners||Reordering, new loo, heating etc ||£4000|
June 2016 Grants
|Whiteshill/Hambrook||Evangelical||Repairs including a new ceiling||4000|
|Drybrook||Holy Trinity||Repairs to stonework and plaster||2500|
|Stapleton||Holy Trinity||Repairs to roofs (phase one)||7500|
|Dymock||St Mary||Repairs to rainwater goods||1500|
|Windrush||St Peter||Repairs to floor, pews and font||5000|
|Poole Keynes||St Michael and All Angels||Stonework repairs||1000|
|Dursley||Tabernacle (URC)||Repairs (phase 2)||4000|
|Great Badminton||St Michael and All Angels||Rewiring and new heating||5000|
|Fairford||St Mary||Overhaul organ||2500|
|St Briavels||St Mary||Rebuild organ (phase 2)||1000|
|Tortworth||St Leonard||Stained glass repair and conservation||4000|
|Berkeley||St Mary||Rehang bells||2000|
|Cirencester||Baptist||New sound system||3000|
|Elmore||St John||Create WC (phase 2)||1500|
|Nailsworth||St George||Create 2 WCs and improve vestry area||1500|
|Bishops Cleeve||St Michael and All Angels||Improve kitchen area||1000|
|Slad||Holy Trinity||Install central heating||1500|
December 2015 Grants
|Cheltenham||Minster (St Mary's)||Renewal of bells ||£10000
|Whaddon||St Margaret of Scotland||Renewal of nave and porch roofs ||£8000
|Willersey||Methodist||Renewal of roof ||£7500
|Dumbleton ||St Peter||Create WC and kitchen in North chapel /vestry ||£5000|
|Mitcheldean||St Michael & AA||Provide lead lining to tower and gutters ||£4000
|Gloucester||New Testament Church of God||Construct extension to frontage||£4000
|Cinderford ||St John||Repairs and access improvements to spire ||£3000
|Newland||All Saints ||Urgent repairs to tower (Phase Two )||£3000
|Frampton Cotterell||St Peter||Create meeting room in church ||£3000
|Cheltenham||St Stephen||Repairs to roofs, rewiring (Phase One )||£2500
|Framilode ||St Peter||Repairs to windows and memorials ||£2500
|Saul||St James ||Urgent repair to tower roof||£2000
|Arlingham ||St Mary||Repair of table tombs||£2000
|Redbrook||St Saviour||New floor to enable multi-usage of church ||£1500
|Staunton (Forest)||All Saints ||Renewal of heating system||£1000
|Hill ||St Michael||Removal of former boiler and asbestos||£750
|Redbrook ||St Saviour ||Repair South slope of roof and rewiring||£500
|Bishops Cleeve||St Michael & All Angels||Repair of table tomb||£500
|Doynton||Holy Trinity||Replace existing sound system||£250
June 2015 Grants
|Withington||St Michael||Reroofing & repairs||£5000|
|North Nibley||Congregational Chapel||Renewal of guttering||£1500|
|Sherborne||St Mary Magdalene||Roof repairs||£3000|
|Stinchcombe||St Cyr||Repairs to glazing||£3000|
|Twyning||St Mary Magdalene||Repairs to tower roof||£1000|
|Sandhurst||St Lawrence||Renew lighting and wiring, install kitchen||£2000|
|Old Sodbury||St John the Baptist||Roof and drainage repairs||£2000|
|Gloucester||St Mary de Lode||Rebuild parapet wall on south side||£3000|
|Barnsley||St Mary the Virgin||Reroofing south aisle||£4000|
|Tidenham||St Mary & St Peter||Repointing and stone repairs||£4500
|Cheltenham||All Saints||Installation of window guards||£500|
|English Bicknor||St Mary||Stonework repairs||£2000|
|Viney Hill||All Saints||Roof repairs||£3000|
|Meysey Hampton||St Mary||Renewal of heating pipework & radiators||£1500|
|Leckhampton||SS Philip & James||Repairs to roofs, stonework, glazing||£5000|
|Pilning||St Peter||Rebuild organ||£3000|
|Haresfield||St Peter||Conservation of C17 clock||£500|
|Dursley||St James||Rebuilding damaged chime installation||£1500|
|Bitton||St Mary||Table tombs conservation (phase 3)||£1500|
|Berkeley||St Mary||Rehanging bells and associated repairs||£4000|
|Chedworth||St Andrew||Install audio visual system||£1000|
|Cirencester||Baptist||Conversion of community rooms as part of new church project||£5000|
|Down Ampney||All Saints||Chuchyard extension||£2000|
|Prestbury||St Nicolas||Extend hall/church & improve access||£4000|
|Elmore||St John the Baptist||Create WC and drain, improve electrics||£4000|
|Frampton on Severn||St Mary||Create kitchen within church||£1000|
|Cam||Methodist||Improve heating & kitchen facilities||£500|