Updates

Tender Completed

We completed our tender for the Main Works in April 2021 and our Preferred Contractor is Ellis and Co subject to us securing all our funding. Our programme assumes our works will start in late March 2022  

Public Appeal is launched

We started our public appeal in the last week of February and appeal leaflets have been delivered to all households in East Harptree, West Harptree and Hinton Blewitt. The closing date is 30th April.

Faculties Granted

On 15th October 2020 we received our faculties for both the main works and the proposed interpretation. A major milestone. Now the hard work of applying to many grant giving organisations can begin with a public appeal being launched early in January

Jane Austen connections to St Laurence church discovered

A Connection between East Harptree and the Novelist Jane Austen by Jo Brown   July 10, 1791 MY DEAR MRS. FIELDING,  After having wrote to you so lately you will be no doubt surprized at hearing again so soon, and not less so to find that the Cause is to inform you that we have…

Glorious New Photograph discovered showing the East End of the Chancel with all the Original Victorian Decoration

The Harptrees History have recently discovered a series of images of the interior and exterior of the church and of its surroundings and of the wider village. Attached is a particularly good one showing what the east end of the chancel of St Laurence looked like when the original Victorian decoration was all there. And…

Funding Updates

Update

Recent grants: 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 raise £48500. 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

  • School House Trust (£73k)
  • Pledges so far (£84k)
  • Donations so far (£39450)
  • Allchurches Trust(£12800)
  • Diocesan Loan (£25k)
  • The Hobson Charity (£10k)
  • Churchcare (£8600)
  • Previous fundraising events (£30k)
  • 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)
  • Bath and Wells Diocesan Association of Change Ringers(£6400)
  • Burges Salmon Charitable Trust (£150)
  • Other (£4150)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have raised 54% of our £757,000 target
£407,950
54%

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