Updates

£294,900 Grant awarded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund

The full Text of the Press Release announcing this is “East Harptree Church awarded major National Lottery Heritage Fund grant St Laurence East Harptree has been awarded a £294,900 grant by The National Lottery Heritage Fund to restore its 15C Tower, to conserve its wall paintings, stained glass and bells and to undertake a wide…

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…

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)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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£715,450
93%

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