(Registered Charity No 259703)
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)
The BF will consider giving grants for:
Outside the scope of the BF:
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 contact the
The Guild Bell Repair Committee can provide insured physical assistance for the removal & 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 BRCís list of volunteers.