Roof Alarm – Grant Application Form

ALLCHURCHES TRUST and FRIENDS OF KENT CHURCHES

APPLICATION FOR A GRANT FOR A ROOF ALARM

The Allchurches Trust are making grants to churches in Kent (pre April 1965 boundaries) towards the cost of installing roof alarms through The Friends of Kent Churches who are administering the scheme. These grants cover 50% of the cost of installation subject to a maximum of £2,500.

The Friends of Kent Churches will also make a grant to help churches with the cost of installation which will normally be £2,000 but this will vary depending on the cost to the church.

APPLYING FOR A GRANT

To apply for both an Allchurches Trust grant and a Friends of Kent Churches grant, please fill in the form on the FKC website and send to the secretary Deb Sutch whose contact details are at the bottom of the form. There is no specific deadline for these grant applications.

Please note the following criteria:

  •  The type of alarm and the supplier must be approved by your insurer.
  •  You must have the approval of the appropriate denominational authority
  •  You must undertake to annually maintain the alarm for at least five years
  •  You must not have already received a grant from the Allchurches Trust for this purpose

You will then receive confirmation that your application has been received and if in order that your application has been successful.

APPLYING FOR PAYMENT OF YOUR GRANTS

Once installed please request payment of your grants by sending Deb Sutch copies of written confirmation that:

  • The alarm has been installed and the cost, a bill will suffice
  • The type of alarm and supplier has been approved by your insurer

APPLICATION FORM

CHURCH        (Dedication, location):

Address and postcode:

Grade (listed status):                           Conservation area?                YES/NO

Is the church a member of the Friends of Kent Churches?:              YES/NO

Usual Sunday Attendance (USA) (or Church Electoral Roll (CER) if USA not available):

Approximate number of services per month:

Number of residents in the Ecclesiastical Parish (where applicable):

If the Church is locked, where can the key be obtained? (Please include telephone number):

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSED ALARM

  

APPROVALS

 Name of your insurer:

Has the alarm been approved by your insurer?                        YES/NO

Name of your supplier:

Has your supplier been approved by your insurer?                                          YES/NO

Has the installation received appropriate denominational authority?      YES/NO

From whom?

Anticipated starting date for the work:

Please confirm that you will annually maintain the alarm once installed for five years.

 

ESTIMATED COST:

Cost of proposed work                       £

Contingencies                                     £

Professional Fees and Expenses       £

VAT (before any reclaim)                   £

TOTAL COST                         £

How much VAT can be reclaimed (via the LPW scheme or otherwise)?     £

How much will be (or is expected to be) available from Church funds (a), or collected locally (b)?

(Please enclose a copy of the latest approved Annual Accounts, and those of any associated Friends)

(a)        £                                              (b)        £

What other grants have been applied for or other offers of help been made?

(Please indicate whether an application for a Grant has been made and whether it has been successful.  Please give an amount only if a definite offer has been made)

English Heritage:                                 £

Heritage Lottery Fund:                        £

Local Councils :                                   £

Other: (please specify)                       £

Name of Applicant (Contact) (In capitals):

Position held:

Address:

Telephone Number:                                                    Email:

Date:

Please return the completed form together with your latest approved annual accounts and those of any associated bodies who have the upkeep of the church as their main objective (eg Friends) to the Hon. Secretary, Deb Sutch, Nevill Lodge, 4 Town Hill, West Malling ME19 6TF. Phone – 01732 845559. email – debsutch@btinternet.com