Sussex Churches Bell Restoration Fund

The Bell Restoration Fund (BRF) is a registered charity (268588) which provides financial assistance for the restoration, maintenance and improvement of existing church bells, towers and belfries. The fund also supports preservation of bells from redundant churches. All the fund's activities are within the Diocese of Chichester in Sussex. 

The fund is administered by the BRF Committee, which comprises the Association Master, General Secretary, BRF Secretary, Treasurer, Trustees and four other appointed members of the Association. The committee coordinates fund-raising for the BRF. Applications for a grant for financial or other assistance must be made to the BRF Secretary (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) using the Application form. To make a donation to the BRF, please see the main Charity Overview page.

The BRF report and accounts are published in the Annual Report (at the AGM) each May for the previous calendar year. A copy of the Bell Restoration Fund Bye-laws can be found below:

Bell Restoration Fund Bye-Laws

BRF Application form (PDF) [Word version]

Bell Maintenance Course Notes

Grants for Tower Simulators

Funds for are available for helping towers in Sussex install simulator and training equipment such as dumb-bells. The money (£8000) comes from a legacy left to the Association by Brian Burrough (who learned to ring at Itchingfield in the 1950s and latterly rang at St Leonards), who died in 2006. It was his wish that the legacy be used for the advancement of ringing in Sussex. It is hoped that by offering some financial support, a wide mix of towers across the county might consider installing equipment. An application form is available below. Please contact a member of your local committee for guidance. 

Simulator & Dumb-bell Grant Application Form

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