What is Project Newton?

What is Project Newton?

Our project involves urgent repairs to St Laurence Church, the only Grade 2* listed building in East Harptree.

At the same time we will improve inclusive access and create a heritage exhibition area.

We will also work to improve and enhance the churchyard as a natural habitat for wildlife. While achieving all this, the project will of course balance, and be sympathetic to, the principal purpose of the church as a place of worship.

Project Timeline

2019
Dec: Apply for planning permission

2020
Apr: Apply for faculties

If successful:

2021

February: Round 2 Grant application to Heritage Fund

If successful and other funding in place

Autumn: Contractor starts

2022

Autumn: Work complete
Community engagement activities underway

 

More About the Project

Funding Updates

Update

Recent grants: National Lottery Heritage Fund award £294,900. Also Foulerton Trust, Bath and Wells Diocesan Association of Change Ringers, Burges Salmon, The Hobson Charity, Somerset Churches Trust, Allchurches Trust, St. Andrew’s Conservation Trust, Church Care, The Beatrice Laing Trust. If the government extend the LPOW VAT Grant Scheme again in March 2022 that is worth c£90k to the project. Zero VAT rating of the Inclusive Access Works would realise another £15k

Donors

  • National Lottery Heritage Fund(294900)
  • School House Trust (£73k)
  • Pledges so far (£84k)
  • Donations so far (£41k)
  • Allchurches Trust(£12800)
  • The Hobson Charity (£10k)
  • Churchcare (£8600)
  • St. Andrew’s Conservation Trust (£2k)
  • The Beatrice Laing Trust(£5k)
  • Somerset Churches Trust (£2k)
  • LPOW VAT Grant Scheme (£90k)
  • Zero Rating of Inclusive Access works (£15k)
  • The Sharpe Trust (£400)
  • Foulerton Trust (£5000)
  • Francis Coales(£1000)
  • Bath and Wells Diocesan Association of Change Ringers(£6400)
  • Burges Salmon Charitable Trust (£150)
  • Other (£64200)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have raised 93% of our £770,000 target
£715,450
93%

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