Jan’20 – Matched funding grant awarded

Jan’20 – Matched funding grant awarded

Project St. Marys is delighted to be awarded a matched funding grant that will help us cover approx. 50% of the amount we need to complete the next phase of the project – Phase 0 – Monitoring & Inspections.

This means that any donations made will be doubled for the time being and we can now start the monitoring and inspection work.

There are other prospective Grant Givers that are interested in the project and we are hopeful that further matched funding grants will be awarded to help us raise the remaining 50%.

We are very grateful to Greenham Trust Ltd for this grant to support our project

Donations now required

The project team will now be canvasing for donations from the congregation and general public to help us reach our target. Donations that will be matched funded can be made online at The Good Exchange.

Click here to go to the Project St Mary’s donation page

Find out more about Phase 0 of Project St Marys

Project St Marys - phase0 logo
Link to Phase 0 Overview

Next actions

With this initial funding we will be able to start the environmental monitoring of the church which will give us incite into the damp and airflow within the building. We can also ask our architects to start the required consultations with major bodies such as the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB), Historic England and The Victorian Society.

How to donate

Click here to go to the Project St Mary’s donation page

Or follow this path on the Good Exchange website:

-> select Charitable Projects
-> enter Keyword: Aldermaston 
–  enter Sort by: Relevance

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Phase 1 – Funding for next step

Project St. Mary’s has kicked off with some informal conversations with experts in the fields of church renovation, wall paintings, stained glass windows and Grade 1 listed buildings. This has lead to a list of possible renovation and rejuvenation sub-projects:

  • meeting room and facilities on the south side between the Forster Chapel and Vestry
  • replacement of external pebble-dash cladding
  • restoration of wall-paintings
  • restoration of other areas of wall plaster
  • new heating system

The next steps require formal engagement with experts, in particular with an architect well versed in church restoration and Grade 1 Listed buildings. To this end the team has applied for Funding from West Berkshire charitable trusts via their collective online funding website Find-Me-A -Grant. Out application has been granted which means that any donation from an individual or organisation will be doubled by the charitable trusts. Also, individuals can claim Gift Aid to enable us to claim back tax to help fund the project.


To make a donation type Find me a Grant  into your internet search engine, or click the links on this page, and when you access the site select ‘Live Application’. Then type Aldermaston Church into the search box. Our bid will then appear.  Please note you can opt to be anonymous if you wish.

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