Although our long term goal is to raise the £1.5m needed for the full renovation of our church and community centre, our immediate goal is to secure the funds for Phase 1.
This first stage of works involves the complete renewal of our roof, from rafters to insulation to waterproof covering. Phase 1 is estimated to cost £330,000, which would be a large amount to raise for many organisations, but especially for a church like St Richard’s. How will we do it?
The good news is that we have already raised over £250k, and enough to begin Phase 1. The majority of this has come from the support of church and community, either through ongoing pledged giving or a variety of fundraising events held over recent years.
We are also immensely grateful to Hampton Fund for its generous support in the form of a £50,000 grant.
But there is still some way to go, and it has been necessary to take out loans in order to begin the most urgent repairs.
Can you support Project Grow by making a donation? We’d be so very grateful. And if you’d like to find out about our Vicar Craig’s latest adventure to raise funds for Project Grow then read all about the Grand to Grand ultramarathon here.