Funding boost to help Saltaire United Reformed church become a ‘community hub’
Saltaire United Reformed church is to share in a £391,000 funding payout from the National Churches Trust.
A £10,000 National Churches Trust Community Grant will help to fund the installation of new toilets and revamp the kitchen to allow the Grade I Listed church to better serve visitors and the local community.
The church also receives a £2,000 National Churches Trust Micro-Grant in partnership with the Cinnamon Network to help set up a Cinnamon Network recognised social action project to help local people.
Saltaire United Reformed church is one of 29 churches and chapels in the UK to benefit from the latest grants from the National Churches Trust, the UK church repair and support charity.
Broadcaster and Journalist Huw Edwards, Vice-President of the National Churches Trust said:
“I’m delighted that the future of Saltaire United Reformed church is being safeguarded by a £10,000 National Churches Trust Community Grant. This funding will help ensure that this important historic building will be able to better serve visitors and the local community.”
“At the heart of the nation’s history and at the centre of local communities, churches and chapels are some of the UK’s best loved local buildings. But their future is not guaranteed”
“The financial and practical support provided by the National Churches Trust helps many of UK’s churches, chapels and meeting houses continue to flourish at the heart of their communities, by preserving their architecture and keeping their facilities up to date.
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About the National Churches Trust
The National Churches Trust is the leading national independent charity concerned with the protection and welfare of churches, chapels and meeting houses throughout the United Kingdom. We aim to:
- a) Provide grants for the repair, maintenance and modernisation of church buildings
- b) Act as a catalyst to improve and bring more resources to the management of church buildings
- c) Promote the value of church buildings to the community at large
For more information visit www.nationalchurchestrust.org
About the Cinnamon Network
The Cinnamon Network serves the nation by making it as easy as possible for local churches to help those most at need in their communities.
For more information visit: www.cinnamonnetwork.co.uk