Sunderland SOS

Holy Trinity Church, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear

Holy Trinity, Old Sunderland’s landmark historic church has been thrown a once in a lifetime lifeline!

Can you help us raise the final £45,000 of funding to secure the future of Holy Trinity?


We are thrilled that our application to the Heritage Lottery Fund has been successful: we have been awarded a grant of £2.8 million to repair Holy Trinity's crumbling structure, and transform it into The Canny Space, a cultural, heritage and community venue where the civic confidence of the past inspires the vibrancy of current and future young local talent.  

Together with partners including Sunderland City Council, The Cultural Spring,  Sunderland University and former Eurythmic's musician Dave Stewart, we're looking forward to progressing our ambitious plans and starting work on-site in April 2019.  

In the meantime, we still have a further £45,000 to raise!  Every penny donated will ensure the success of The Canny Space, creating a cultural and heritage legacy for the city of Sunderland and its future generations.

“Local people walk past this church every day and in some way it has touched many lives, people have family connections and generations have some connection with it. They are excited by the proposals for reuse and it is a much-needed resource.” Local Ambassador Hazel Clark MBE

Please be a part of this exciting project by supporting us today!