We raise funds and provide £150,000 in grants for churches every year in Gloucestershire, South Gloucestershire, and North Bristol. Our grants for the repair and improvement of churches help these buildings stay alive as active centres of community life and landmarks of the wonderful architectural heritage of the area. Read more about us on our website.

Could you help us? 

Our new chair, Colin Senior, aims to grow and develop the Trust and we will be looking for several volunteers over the coming months who would like to help us help our local churches.  To start we are looking for volunteers who can help with our grants and photography but do look out for further opportunities!

These roles are voluntary, but we pay expenses and mileage to any volunteers who wish to claim them.

Grants casework assistants

Grant-making is the main purpose of the Trust.   Each year we give away at least £150k, to about 30-40 churches.   Most of the work involved is carried out by our Grants Secretary,  Jonathan MacKechnie-Jarvis, and we would like to provide him with more support.

We are looking for one or more people who could help with:

  • Grant assessment – finding out more about projects that have been submitted for a grant to help with our assessment of them. This may include visits and other support to the Grants Secretary including input into future grants policy.
  • Grants follow up – keeping in touch with churches who have received grants, to see how their projects are progressing. From the follow up we would be looking to generate stories with good photos for our web site and Annual Review and other communications.

The Trust covers all of the historic county of Gloucestershire so it may be possible for volunteers to concentrate on specific areas that are convenient for them.

Some knowledge about church buildings would be an advantage, but more important is some understanding of how churches function.

Photographer/Picture Librarian

We are always looking for more and better images of churches in the area.  This role would suit anyone interested in photography who is able to take and edit interesting photographs for our picture library which can then be used on our website and in our publications.  An important part of the role would be to help organise our existing photographs to make them more accessible.

To find out more

Please email jonathanmj@virginmedia.com or call him on 01452 502174 (daytime only).