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Grants for roof alarms

New roof alarm grants are now available until the end of 2017. If your church has a metal roof then you are likely to be vulnerable to theft and need full insurance cover – get a grant-aided roof alarm now!

Archdeacons have been flagging up the importance of protecting metal church roofs following numbers of thefts in the diocese.

Our Information Note:

  • Highlights the theft of metal roofs as the number one security threat to churches
  • Explains why metal roofs should be protected by roof alarms and marking – to deter theft and give full insurance cover for external metal
  • Says why you should apply for a roof alarm grant now – new grants totalling up to £4,000 are available until the end of this year following a major one-off contribution from the Allchurches Trust
  • Gives important background information – on theft, alarms, insurance and general security which should be read before making grant applications

The Information Note sets out the grants available for roof alarms from the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Historic Churches Trust and, for the first ten St Albans Diocese churches with eligible applications, from the Diocesan Board of Finance.

Click Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire HCT and Diocesan Board of Finance  for the two application forms and supporting notes.

The Information Note also mentions our metal risk survey form  which helps you identify the vulnerability of external metal in your church.

Advice from Historic England on metal theft from historic buildings is found here .



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