Grants made in 2020

In 2020 the Trust awarded 25 grants to a value of £47,500, the details of which are set out in the 2021 Annual Report which will be available later in 2021

2018 Ride and Stride

The 2018 Ride and Stride raised £38,765, this was our best result yet exceeding the £35,013 raised in 2017. In accordance with our usual practice, half of the funds raised went to the participating churches and half was retained by the Trust. The Ride and Stride also generated £5,893 through the Gift Aid Scheme. Three hundred and thirty-seven churches and 561 people raised money in the Ride & Stride. In addition, there were many others who opened and manned the churches, provided refreshments, etc. 

2018  "Northamptonshire - Britain's Best surprise“ the year of the church


Northamptonshire is blessed with an extraordinary number of remarkable and beautiful church buildings in its villages and towns. In 2018 we celebrate these great riches; architectural, spiritual and historical waiting to be discovered, some dating back as far as 680AD, many before the Norman Conquest. 

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Help the Trust

The Trustees wish to recruit people to take part in running the Trust generally, especially by helping with the organisation of the Ride and Stride, publicising the activities of the Trust, seeking sponsorship from local companies and recruiting more Friends of the Trust. If you would like to help the Trust in any of these ways or generally, please contact Ruth Fitch at 01604 463325, or


The Trust wishes to increase the number of its Friends. An application form may be downloaded from the Friends section of this website. 


The Trustees will be considering grant applications from churches in April. If your church is considering making an application for a grant, it should do so sooner rather than later. The application form can be downloaded from this website where the criteria applied by the trustees in considering grant applications is also to be found.