Diocesan Guild Bell Fund
exists to assist parishes with the restoration of their bells.
Help can be provided in several
ways both directly and through the Guild Bell Repair Committee:
Advising parishes on the best
way to proceed with repairs, restorations and augmentations
Giving grants towards work being
undertaken by approved contractors
Donating good quality second
hand bells or fittings (when available)
BF will consider giving grants for:
repair and restoration of existing rings of bells.
provision of new rings of bells.
augmentation of rings of bells.
provision of sound control systems for rings of bells.
the scope of the BF:
of minor fittings (ropes, stays,etc.)
work to towers.
The Bell Fund generally tries to
give grants in the order of 10% - 12.5% of the total cost of work
before VAT, but this depends upon the level of funds available to the
Trustees at the time.
Applying to the Trustees for a Grant
Guidance Notes: please click here
Donations to the Bell Fund are always welcome and can be Gift Aided
where appropriate as the Bell Fund is a Registered Charity. Please
The Guild Bell Repair Committee can provide insured physical assistance
for the removal and installation of bells during restoration by
members of the Guild supervised by members of the BRC and/or the bell
hangers. If you are in a position to help with the removal or
installation of bells etc. yourself, please contact the
who will add your name to BRC’s list of volunteers.