Bell Restoration Fund
Below are links to application form for the Chester DG Bell Restoration Fund, the separate Training Fund, various grant-making bodies and some bellhangers and founders. The links are not in any particular order, nor are they exhaustive. The Guild BRO would appreciate being informed of any missing businesses/trusts and any broken links at b.r.o.@chesterdg.org.uk.
It is strongly advised to have a discussion with your Branch BRF Representative when you are considering work; the BRF team are here to help signpost you and offer impartial advice.
Chester Diocesan Guild Bell Restoration Fund
Potential Sources of Grants
Bellhangers and Founders
John Taylor & Co. (Loughborough, Leicestershire)
Matthew Higby & Co (Bath, Somerset)
Nicholson Engineering Ltd (Bridport, Dorset)
Pembletons (Chesterfield, Derbyshire)
TLB Services (Newark, Nottinghamshire)
Westley Bells (Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire)
Whites of Appleton (Abingdon, Oxfordshire)
Churches considering applying for grants from the BRF are advised that at least two quotations are preferred for an application if over £10k (ex. VAT), and that choice of contractor must be suitably justified. Contact the BRO if there are any queries regarding this.
For assistance with sourcing second-hand bells or disposing of bells, please contact the Keltek Trust as well as us in the Chester Diocesan Guild.