Government guarantees future support for The Churches Conservation Trust
Chief Executive Crispin Truman is appealing to the public to act now to save historic churches by joining the CCT as a member for £42 a year. Becoming a member of the CCT will help ensure these important buildings are maintained for the future and kept open for everyone to enjoy.
Crispin Truman, Chief Executive of The Churches Conservation Trust, said:
“At The Churches Conservation Trust we are very proud of our work protecting some of this nation’s most important heritage buildings, often in very rural locations and in communities which urgently need our support to save their local church.
“The Government’s decision to maintain our core funding is an endorsement of the hard work we do every day in communities around the country, and is very welcome. Public funds provide vital support for our work with volunteers and help meet some of our most challenging repair needs.
“However, if we are to protect growing numbers of historic churches in the future we really need everyone who really cares about them to join The Churches Conservation Trust today. Joining us is the best possible way to support our work saving churches.”
The Government also announced that the CCT will be given new operational and financial freedoms to help it move towards greater financial self-reliance and sustainability as part of the Comprehensive Spending Review.