Grants made in 2017

 

In 2017, the Trust awarded immediate grants of £4500 and pledges of £52500 making a total of £57000, which is the second largest annual sum to which the Trust has committed itself. They are as follows:

 

(A) Grants made

Town

Church

Works

Amount

Laxton

  All Saints

roof alarm

£500

Warkton

St Edmund

Installation of environmental controls to protect Nave 

£500

 

Harringworth

St. John the Baptist 

(a)replacement of anti bird screen 

(b)roof alarm

(a)£1000

(b)£500

Thorpe Mandeville 

St John the Baptist 

General repairs valley gutter between chancel and nave tower roof and porch 

£1500

 

Grendon 

St. Mary 

Wiring

£500

Total

£4500

 

 

 

 

 

(B)  Pledges made

Town

Church

Works

Amount

Castle Ashby 

St. Mary Magdalene 

replacement of roof leading 

£4000  

Scaldwell 

St. Peter and St Paul 

general repairs (stonework, lead work rainwater), renewal of louvre panel, roofing,  

£4000

Church Stowe 

St. Michael 

general repairs (stonework, leadwork, rainwater) 

£5000 

 

Syresham 

St James  

replacement of stolen lead roof 

£2500

and £500 for alarm 

Weekley 

St. Mary the Virgin 

repair to roof following theft of lead 

£2000  

and £500 for alarm 

Weedon Bec 

St Peter & St. Paul 

 roof repairs  

£2500  

Gretton 

St. James the Great 

replacement of stolen lead roof 

£1500

and £500 for alarm

Crick 

St. Margaret of Antioch 

remedial work to roof 

£3000

Everdon 

St. Mary

stonework repairs and repair  leak in roof 

£4500

Church Brampton 

St Botolph

roof works

£1500

Rockingham

St. Leonard

repairs to the roof and  rainwater goods

£3000

plus £500 for alarm

Little Houghton

St. Mary the Virgin

replace guttering, worn timbers and worn stone and repoint

£2000

Woodford Halse

St Mary the Virgin

re- roofing and replacement of tiles

£2000

Blisworth

St John the Baptist

works identified in quinquennial report

  • repair roof
  • repair floor tiles
  • clear guttering

demolish boiler             house

£1500

Paulerspury

 St James the Great

replace north aisle roof in steel

£2000

Watford

St. Peter & St. Paul

repairs and replacement of  fabric

intro of water, toilet and servery

£5000

Islip

St Nicholas

replacement of stolen roof metal

£4000

plus £500 for alarm

Total

£52500

 

 

 

The Trustees also made recommendations to the National Churches Trust (NCT) under the Partnership Agreement between the Trust and NCT. Under this Partnership Agreement, NCT made £15000 available in 2017 for grants to the churches in the County which met certain criteria. As a result of recommendations made by the Trust, NCT awarded the following grants:

 

 

 

(D) NCT Recommendations

Town

Church

Works

Amount

Church Stowe

St Michael

general repairs (stonework, leadwork, rainwater) 

£5000

Blisworth

St John the Baptist

works identified in quinquennial report

  • repair roof
  • repair floor tiles
  • clear guttering

demolish boiler             house

£2500

Everdon

St Mary

repair to roof following theft of lead 

£5000

Total

£12500

 

In 2017 the Trustees also paid out £37000 to churches to which it had made pledges and which had complied with the conditions imposed by the Trustees.

 

The Trustees regretted to note that lead thefts were still occurring. They try to help churches which have suffered in this way where they can and in appropriate circumstances are prepared to recommend grants towards the cost of anti-theft devices.

 

The Trust welcomes applications and does what it can to publicise the availability of funds to make grants.

 

In considering applications, the Trustees take into account their Grant-making criteria, especially the criteria that priority should be given to churches which have a history of participation in the Ride and Stride, the Trust's major source of income and particularly to those churches which raise sponsorship money.

 

 

 
Grants, pledges and National Churches Trust (NCT)
recommendations made in 2016
 

(A) Grants made

 

Church

Works

Amount

West Haddon

All Saints

Installation of alarm

£500

Long Buckby

St Lawrence

Installation of alarm

£500

Blisworth

St John the Baptist

Installation of alarm

£500

Loddington

St Leonard

Installation of alarm

£500

East Carlton

St Peter

Installation of alarm

£500

Pytchley

All Saints

Redecorate chancel

£500

Woodford Halse

St Mary the Virgin

Re-roof porch

£500

Litchborough

St Martin

Installation of alarm

£500

Tiffield

St John the Baptist

Installation of alarm

£500

Ecton

St Mary Magdalene

Installation of alarm

£500

Ashley

St Mary the Virgin

Installation of alarm

£500

Middleton Cheney Methodist Church

Installation of heating system in to renovated areas

£1500

Ecton

St Mary Magdalene

(a)   Replace boiler

(b)  Installation of alarm

£1500

Denton

St Margaret of Antioch

Removal of ceramic tiles /move font

£1500

Pattishall

Holy Cross

Installation of alarm

£500

Cosgrove

St Peter and St Paul

Installation of alarm

£500

Total

£11000

 
 

 

(B)  Pledges made

 

Church

Works

Amount

Clipston

All Saints

Roof repair and installation of alarm

£6000

 

Grafton Regis

St Mary the Virgin

 Replace lead on tower and porch roof. Replace rotten access ladders. Replace rain water chutes and runs

£5000

Weldon

St Mary the Virgin

Replacement of lead stolen from church roof and installation of an alarm

(a)£3000

(b)£500 for alarm

Lilbourne

All Saints

Replacement of lead stolen from church roof and installation of an alarm

(a)£3000

(b)£500 for alarm

Northampton

Christ Church

Repairs to south chapel roof and adjacent areas of chancel, south transept and south porch

£5000

Draughton

St Catherine

Urgent roof repairs

 

(a)£3000

(b)£500 for alarm

Draughton

St Catherine

Rewiring of church

£2000

Flore

All Saints

Chancel and north aisle roof repairs

£5000

Badby

St Mary

  • Improvement of churchyard and porch access
  • Create platform at rear of church
  • Move font
  • Replace electrical heating system

£3000

Quinton

St John the Baptist

Replacement of stonework on tower

£4000

Kilsby

St Faith

Tower repairs

£2000

Laxton

All Saints

Replace lead stolen from south aisle

£2000

Total

£44500

(C) Pledges paid

 

Church

Works

Amount

Kislingbury

St Luke

Replacement of stolen lead by tcs

£2500

Wollaston

St Mary

Installation of 2 toilets (1 for disabled people)

and servery – part of phase I re-ordering of west end

£2000

Harlestone

St Andrew

Installation of wc and servery

£4,000

Litchborough

St Martin

Installation of wc and servery

£3500

Great Houghton

St Mary the Blessed Virgin

Installation of wc and servery

£1500

All Saints Chancel

Barnwell

General works incl repairs to lead roof

£2500

Greatworth

St Peter

Repairs to chancel roof and rain water goods

£6000

Paulerspury

St James the Great

Replace failing south aisle roof with tcs

£2500

Harringworth

St John the Baptist

Installation of wc and servery

£1314

Weldon

St Mary the Virgin

Replacement of lead stolen from church roof and installation of an alarm

(a)£3000

(b)£500 for alarm

Total

£29314

 

(D) NCT Recommendations

 

Church

Works

Amount

Weldon

St Mary the Virgin

Replacement of lead stolen from church roof and installation of an alarm

£2500

Northampton

Christ Church

Repairs to south chapel roof and adjacent areas of chancel, south transept and south porch

£2500

Draughton

St Catherine

Urgent roof repairs

 

£2500

Flore

All Saints

Chancel and north aisle roof repairs

£2500

Grafton Regis

St Mary the Virgin

 Replace lead on tower and porch roof. Replace rotten access ladders. Replace rain water chutes and runs

£2500

Lilbourne

All Saints

Replacement of lead stolen from church roof and installation of an alarm

£2500

Total

£15000

 

Note : under a Partnership Agreement with the National Churches Trust, Northamptonshire Historic Churches Trust may make recommendations to the National Churches Trust of churches which fall within the criteria specified in the Partnership Agreement and are worthy of consideration.

Summary

Grants made

£11000

Pledges made

£44500

Total Grants and Pledges made

£55500

Pledges paid

£29314

NCT recommendations

£15000

 
 
 
 
Grants, pledges and National Churches Trust (NCT)
recommendations made in 2015
 

(A) Grants made

 

 

Church

Works

Amount

Great Brington,             St Mary the Virgin

Repair south aisle roof

£2500

 

Barby, St Mary

Renewal of defective stone slab flooring

£1000

Orlingbury, St Mary

(see also pledges paid)

 (a) Recovering roof of Nave and North Transept

(b) Dry rot problem

 (a)£2000

 

(b)£2000

Aynho, St Michael

Repair and restore windows

£1000

Apethorpe, St Leonard

Repair to tower

£1500

Brafield on the Green,   St Laurence

Construction of mezzanine floor and staircase

£2000

Lamport, All Saints

Repair of tower panelling and redecoration

£2000

Kettering,       Rockingham Road Baptist

Repointing and generally restoring the front facade of the church

£1000

Lutton, St Peter

Installation of under pew heating

£500

Warkton, St Edmund

Restoration of monuments

£3000

Syresham,                    St James the Great

Conservation of font

£500

Stowe-IX-Churches,       St James

Re-roof nave and porch

£1500

Hartwell, St John the Baptist

Repairs to external stonework

£1500

Great Doddington URC

Replace 14 windows

£750

 

Welford, St Mary the Virgin

(a)-Replace stolen lead on south aisle and vestry

-Replace rainwater goods

(b)-Installation of alarm

(a)£2000

(b) £500 for alarm

 

Irthlingborough,            St Peter

Enlargement of kitchen

£1000

Apethorpe, St Leonard (2nd payment)

Church tower repairs

£1500

 

Stoke Doyle, St Rumbald

(a) install external lighting

(b) upgrade electrics

(c) replace stairs to bellchamber

(d)refurbish tower interior

£1500

Great Oakley,                St Michael and All Saints

Repair of stone wall at either side of churchyard path

£750

Loddington, St Leonard

Replacement of nave roof and renewal of rainwater goods

£1000

Easton-on-the-Hill,         All Saints

Removal of old boiler and repositioning of new boiler and flue

£750

 

Nassington

St Mary & All Saints

(2nd payment)

Replacement of bell frame and improvement of access to bell chamber

£750

Titchmarsh, St Mary the Virgin

Restoration of organ and ancillary stonework and window repairs

£1500

Kettering,       Rockingham Road Baptist  (2nd payment)

Repairs to windows

£750

Kings Cliffe,                  All Saints and St James

Installation of alarm

£750

Ravensthorpe, St Denys

Installation of alarm

£500

Harlestone, St Andrew

Installation of alarm

£500

 

Total

£36500

 

 

(B)  Pledges made

 

 

Church

Works

Amount

Stanwick, St Laurence

Replacement of heating system following re-ordering

£2000

Croughton, All Saints

- recover nave roof in lead and chancel roof in slate

- repairs to south porch

- repair to south aisle and tower

£3000

Greatworth, St Peter

Repairs to chancel roof and rain water goods

£6000

Paulerspury,                 St James the Great

Replace failing south aisle roof with tcs

£2500

Kislingbury, St Luke

Replacement of stolen lead by tcs

£2500

Church Stowe, St Michael

Internal redecoration

£1000

Litchborough

St Martin

Provision of toilet and alteration to servery

£3500

 

Aston-Le-Walls,             St Leonard

Tower stonework repairs and window repairs

£2500

 

Great Brington,             St Mary the Virgin

Replacement of lead stolen from chancel and sanctuary roof

(a)£1000

(b) £500 for alarm

 

Total

£24500

 

 

(C) Pledges paid

 

 

Church

Works

Amount

Orlingbury,  St Mary

Roof problem

£1000

Rushden, St Mary

Replacing lead on north porch

General Repairs post QI

£2500

 

Nassington, St Mary and All Saints

Chancel roof repairs after discovery of extensive wet rot

£5500

Wellingborough,            St Barnabas

Servery

£2000

 

Braunston (Daventry),  All Saints        

Replacement of lead valley roof gutters, repairs to roof and replacement of defective rainwater goods and repairs to high level stonework

£5000

 

Hinton-in-the Hedges, Most Holy Trinity

Repairs to chancel windows

£2000

 

Yelvertoft, All Saints

Minor re-ordering involving pew removal and ancillary works

£2000

Croughton, All Saints

- recover nave roof in lead and chancel roof in slate

- repairs to south porch

- repair to south aisle and tower

£3000

 

Total

£23000

 

(D) NCT Recommendations

 

 

Church

Works

Amount

Greatworth, St Peter

Repairs to chancel roof and rain water goods

£5000

Paulerspury,                  St James the Great

Replace failing south aisle roof with tcs

£5000

Aston-Le-Walls,             St Leonard

Tower stonework repairs and window repairs

£5000

 

Total

£15000

Note : under a Partnership Agreement with the National Churches Trust, Northamptonshire Historic Churches Trust may make recommendations to the National Churches Trust of churches which fall within the criteria specified in the Partnership Agreement and are worthy of consideration.

20 December 2015


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