LACR BELL RESTORATION FUND OBJECTIVES AND RULES

1. The Fund shall be known as THE LANCASHIRE ASSOCIATION OF CHANGE RINGERS BELL RESTORATION FUND.

2. The object of the Bell Restoration Fund is to give financial assistance to churches incurring considerable outlay on installations by applying the income solely for the making of grants.  The following shall be deemed to satisfy the requirements for an application for grant, viz:

Any major maintenance, repairs or new work to bells, frames and fittings,

such as recasting, retuning, overhaul or augmentation.

3. The Fund shall be administered by the Committee of THE LANCASHIRE ASSOCIATION OF CHANGE RINGERS who shall have power, after consideration of an application submitted in writing, to approve a grant from the Fund.

4. The President, General Secretary, Ringing Secretary and Treasurer shall be the Trustees, any two to sign cheques. The Trustees shall invest or otherwise deal with such sums as the Association may place in their hands, in such a manner as the Committee may direct.

5. In the event of dissolution of the Fund, balances remaining shall be divided amongst the churches supporting the affiliation scheme for such charitable purposes as the Parochial Church Council think fit.

6. An independent examiner shall be appointed to examine the annual accounts, the examiner to be appointed by the Committee.

Note from the Committee (amended Sept 2015):

Members are reminded that grants should be made in a timely manner & that no grants will be made from the Bell Restoration Fund without a written request from the Incumbent, Churchwardens or Church Secretary of the church concerned to the BRF sub committee convenor: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Grant applications received between 1 Jan to 30 Jun will be considered in time for a proposal to be put to the September Committee Meeting.

Grant applications received between 1 July to 31 Dec will be considered in time for a proposal to be put to the February Committee Meeting. 

Grants awarded but not claimed will lapse two years from the date of application if the work has not started by then.

As a general guide, the aim will be to offer a minimum of 10% towards the cost of qualifying work.