The Refurbishment

The refurbishment started in February 2021. 

Grants:

Source of income

Amount confirmed

Date confirmed

Comments

Sale of part of property

£75,667

May 2017

 

Methodist District Grant

£20,000

Nov 2016

 

Methodist Insurance

£25,000

Oct 2017

 

Gibb’s Trust Grant

£500

March 2017

 

Sunday School Grant

£500

Feb 2017

For children’s work

Methodist Connexion Grant

£50,000

July 2018

 

Garfield Weston

£20,000

July 2018

 

Bernard Sunley Trust

£10,000

Nov 2018

Access during work

All Churches Trust

£3,850

June 2018

 

Congregational & General

£20,000

Sept 2018

Access during work

Bristol & South Glos Circuit

£50,000

Jan 2019

 

Gloucester Churches Trust

£4,000

Sept 2019

 

Enovert

£25,000

January 2021

Access during work

We proceeded to write grant applications to fund the refurbishment and were quite successful in obtaining funds from many organisations. Although we needed to reduce the scope of the project here and there to keep within our means. We also raised over £25,000 ourselves with coffee mornings, quizzes, sales of unwanted items, gift days etc. We had a great number of things to get rid of from the part of the building that we sold and in order to empty the church. This took a concerted effort from many people over the whole period, and we still have more to do.

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