Ely Diocesan Association of Church Bell Ringers  

Bell Restoration Fund Grants

Registered Charity No. 266574
The bell restoration fund provides grant and loan funding for churches in the Diocese of Ely to provide, maintain and improve the bells and their installations and bell towers.

Grants and Loans made from the Bell Restoration Fund

2016 Grants and Loans
Elm £ 7,400.00 Refurbish and rehang bells
Denver £ 2,300.00 Rehang bells
Great Paxton Grant of £8,600.00 for augmentation withdrawn in 2017 as other funding not obtained and project not going ahead
Southoe £  150.00 New headstock and wheel

2015 Grants and Loans
Gamlingay £ 110.00 Fit crown staples
Ramsey £ 300.00 Clapper repairs.
Stretham Grant of £8,600.00, and offer of loan of £8,600.00, to develop Ringing Education Centre, withdrawn in 2017 as project plans outdated
Stretham £ 150.00 Repair stairs to bell chamber
Swaffham Bulbeck £ 2,000.00 Improvement to ringing circle

2014 Grants and Loans
Bottisham £ 10,000.00 Refurbish and rehang bells
Burwell £ 500.00 Move clock in ringing chamber.
Meldreth £  15,700.00 New frame, retune, rehang
Meldreth

£ 15,000.00 Loan to enable project
2013 Grants
Holywell £ 200.00 Rebush clappers, repaint frame
Ramsey £ 300.00 Bell frame repairs.

2012 Grant
Horseheath

£ 5,800.00 Restore 4 bells for chiming
2011 Grants and Loans
Brampton £ 1,300.00 Frame repairs
Little Paxton £ 12,000.00 The ring of four has been rehung and augmented into a new ring of six.
Little Paxton £  19,200.00 Loan to PCC to enable project
Swaffham Bulbeck £ 600.00 Clapper work
Wilburton £ 1,300.00 Alterations to the ringing gallery

2010 Grants and Loans
Brampton £ 600.00
Gamlingay £ 1,000.00  
Ickleton £ 450.00  
Stretham £ 1,300.00  
       
2009 Grants and Loans
Hemingford Grey £ 400.00
Waresley £ 2,500.00  
       
2008 Grants and Loans
Cambridge (OLEM) £ 1,800.00
Cherry Hinton £ 500.00  
Ramsey £ 250.00  
Shouldham £ 3,000.00  
Wereham £ 150.00  
       
2007 Grants
Brington £ 1,200.00 Bells rehung
Little Eversden £ 5,000.00 The ring of four has been rehung lower in the tower in a new cast-iron frame. leaving the old frame in place and an additional two added to form a new ring of six with completely new fittings.
Littleport £ 60.00 Repairs to a broken wheel
Ramsey £ 960.00 Repair to the crack third bell and installation of a new rope guide
2006 Grants
Barrington £ 5,000.00 Rehang of the six bells
Great Gidding £ 200.00 Replacement headstock for the tenor bell and minor rectification work
Histon £ 160.00 Minor clapper work
Soham £ 1,250.00 Major overhaul and repair of bells

2005 Grants and Loans
Bluntisham £ 6,400.00 Rehang of the bells and replacement of one bell. Details of the project (to follow)
Bluntisham £ 10,400.00 Loan to PCC to enable project
Castle Camps £ 700.00 Bells hung dead
Great Staughton £ 2,100.00 Bells rehung and tuned
Linton £ 3,000.00 Augmentation to six
Melbourn £ 200.00 Minor clapper work
Swavesey £ 1,650.00 Augmentation to eight