HELP US SAVE THE LAST MAJOR BELLFOUNDRY PROJECT
The Trust is working with the National Lottery Heritage Fund and John Taylor and Co. and hopes to secure final approval for a grant of £3.8m in 2020 to contribute towards a package of £5 million+ repairs. However, to secure the Heritage Fund grant and make the plans a reality, the Trust needs to raise £1.1 million in matched funding from other sources. Help to achieve this target by donating today.
We are very grateful for any donation, big or small, which will help us to restore and protect the Loughborough Bellfoundry and deliver our vision for it to become the global centre for the art of bell making and learning for generations to come. There are several ways in which you can donate to the project, as set out below.
Please send a cheque made payable to the Loughborough Bellfoundry Trust to the following address:
Mr D Potter, Trustee,
The Bell Foundry,
We would be most grateful if you could clearly state that the funds are for the ‘Saving the Last Major Bellfoundry in Britain’ project. Please let us know if you would like your donation to be acknowledged and if you are willing to Gift Aid your donation please complete a Gift Aid form. Please do not send any cash through the post.
You can donate to our Virgin Giving page.
If you would like to pay directly into the Trust’s bank account, please call Ross Ingham, Advisor to the Trust on 07827 240 059.
If you would like to gift aid your donation please follow this link and complete the form and send it to us. Alternatively you can Gift Aid if you chose to donate via Virgin Giving.
The Loughborough Bellfoundry Trust have received a first-round pass from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, and the Trust is currently developing its proposals further for a second-round submission in the summer of 2020. As such the funding from the National Lottery is not 100% secured. If the second-round bid is not successful, we propose to use all donations to deliver repair works to the foundry buildings.
Please do not hesitate to get back in touch if you require any further information or guidance on how you can support this special place.
A donation of £2,500 will be acknowledged by including the donor’s name, along with a few others, on one of the bells cast for the new carillon. Donors will be invited to be present when their bell is cast.
A donation of £5,000 or more will allow a donor to place their name and their own unique inscription on one of the new carillon bells. Donors will be invited to be present when their bell is cast.
All donations, big or small, will be acknowledged with an entry into our donor book, which will be on display in our museum and form a permanent record of the community’s generosity, held in our archive for future generations.