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Church Hall grant success: funding boost from Allchurches Trust received!

Our project to renew and revitalise the Church Hall, Elton has received a very welcome funding boost with £2200 from Allchurches Trust. Click to read more!

Elton Church Hall project receives key funding support from Allchurches Trust

The Church community in Elton (part of the Parish of Thornton-le-Moors with Ince and Elton) is delighted to announce we have received a funding boost of £2200 from Allchurches Trust for our project to revitalise the Church Hall in the village.

Our Elton Church Hall project team are raising money to build a one room extension, two store rooms for the main hall, a small kitchen extension and to completely refurbish the main hall for multi-purpose use, especially indoor sports for our community in Elton and the surrounding villages.

Commenting, the Revd. Ruth Ackroyd (Parish Vicar) said:

"We are hugely grateful for this support from Allchurches Trust. We have a big vision for this project, which will cost nearly £400,000. Thanks to the generosity of members of our congregation and a number of other groups, we have raised a considerable sum of money and hope to be able to 'cut the ground' on the first phase, the groundworks, very soon. The support from Allchurches Trust is a fantastic boost although we do still have some way to go!"

Allchurches Trust is one of the UK's largest grant-making charities and gave £15.6 million to churches, charities and communities in 2017. Its funds come from its ownership of Ecclesiastical Insurance Group.

Allchurches Trust grants officer, Paul Playford, said:

“We’re so pleased to have been able to support this project, which will enable the parish to meet the needs of its community even more effectively by providing warm, friendly spaces for them to meet. The improved facilities will welcome new groups and provide new activities, especially for older people and those who may feel isolated, including young mums and the recently bereaved. We’re passionate about supporting churches to reach out to their communities and this project will do just that.”

Any individuals or organisations who would be willing to offer financial or practical support in our endeavours to complete this project are invited to get in touch via email on:

More information

Allchurches Trust is one of the UK’s largest grant-making charities. Its grants further its charitable objectives of promoting the Christian faith and other charitable causes. They welcome applications from all parts of the UK and Ireland, particularly from areas of social and economic deprivation and fund projects that tackle homelessness, poverty and social exclusion. They also support the repair, restoration and wider community use of churches and cathedrals of all denominations. Follow Allchurches Trust on Facebook and Twitter @AllchurchesT or visit their website: for more information.

Written on 23rd Oct 2018

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