Welcome to Somerset Churches Trust...
... an independent, non-denominational trust raising money for the repair and improvement of churches and chapels open for Christian worship in the historic county of Somerset. The Trust, founded in 1996 under the name Friends of Somerset Churches and Chapels, exists to encourage interest and the involvement of all members of the community in the magnificent heritage of our fine religious buildings. Already, since its founding, the Trust has made grants of almost £700,000 to over 300 churches and chapels in Somerset.
Grants Available for Roof Alarms
We are delighted to be able to announce that the trust has been awarded £30,000 from Allchurches Trust to enable us to give grants to churches to help towards the installation of roof alarms to provide protection against theft of lead. We can grant up to £1,000 per installation including systems that are already in the process of being put in. The grants are on condition that churches must be members or become members of Somerset Churches Trust for a period of at least 3 years, that the alarm is approved by insurers and is maintained for at least 5 years.
Applications will be dealt with on a first come first served basis. For an Application Form please go to our Grants Application Forms page.