Lindale Community Trust Raising for Lindale Church

by Lindale Community Trust in Lindale, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 20th October 2020 we successfully raised £14,865 ( + est. £1972.50 Gift Aid ) with 86 supporters in 45 days

We are raising £10,000 for Phase One of the Lindale Community Trust Project to convert Lindale Church into a vibrant Local Community Asset.

by Lindale Community Trust in Lindale, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

If we exceed our target, any additional funds will help us match fund future fundraising applications, and will be spent on the renovations of the interior of the building.

Lindale Community Facility at Lindale Church

Lindale Church near Grange over Sands is a redundant Church. It's lovely, but has a leaky roof, some problems with its tower and needs to be loved again.  And Lindale Community care about it, and we have a plan!1598615748_lindale_church_.jpg

What are we up to?

The local community wish to convert it into a vibrant community facility, to be used by local residents, youth groups and local businesses. We believe a community centre in this wonderful sized building will be able to offer fresh leisure activities to locals.

Get Sporty!

We would love to see sports classes  (perhaps Badminton using that high ceiling, and maybe even a climbing wall).  Things you can't already do here in Lindale, offering new opportunities to the younger community of Lindale.  For example, a business offering 'aerial hoop classes' an exciting experience using high hoops is very keen to join us.  Fancy Badminton?


Or maybe learning about aerial hoops, both relaxing and stretching!



Party Time!

The refurbished venue will be just GREAT for your birthday party, your wedding reception or for your local business to have a team building day with modern catering facilities on hand.  It will be a light airy space, with cozy corners for smaller meetings, or wellbeing classes.  

 Magical Music Nights

The high quality Wilkinson Organ stays with the building, so we have a ready made facility for musical concerts and cultural evenings.1598617409_church_organ.jpg

Our Heritage Story - Iron and John Wilkinson

It will also be enjoyed by visitors to the Lake District National Park World Heritage Site who will visit to learn more about 'Iron Mad' John Wilkinson, the man behind the Iron Bridge in Shropshire, and many other Iron related inventions, who is buried beneath our Church, arguably Lindale's most famous connection.  We have had several positive meetings about the project, have lots of local interest and have set up a Trust to take things forward.


Help Us Get Started Now!

We are currently fundraising for Phase 1 of our project to convert the Church. This Phase will conduct important surveys to understand the condition of the building and the scope of repairs,  and then create a detailed design concept with our architect. We must get this work done before winter gives the building further setbacks.

The surveys will allow us to negotiate urgent repairs with the Carlisle Diocese.  The design concept and associated images will allow us to share our ideas for a beautiful community facility, and inform our future fundraising.  

What Will Happen Next?

Phase 1 will help us launch the next major steps of the project, when we will be doing the real fundraising! In Phase 2, we will be making major bids to Heritage Lottery and other funders, and have lined up some fundraising expertise to support us.

Why We Need Your Support

It is vital we conduct this work urgently to allow us to sign our lease and rescue the church.  Soon it could be too late and that would be a tragedy!    Quotes are in, surveyors and architects are on standby.  We just need this cash.  We have obtained £3,000 of funding to help us, but we must raise more quickly, before winter comes and does more damage.

We would love all interested parties to make a contribution to this phase of the project. Fundraising will be ongoing throughout the major project, and there will be further crowdfunding stages at a later stage. But a little bit from everyone at this point would be enormously helpful. 

Covid 19 has of course, impacted our opportunities to fundraise through social events at the moment.  Crowd funding has therefore never been so vital as it is now.  Thank you for your support   

Take a look at our Website to learn more about Lindale church and the project


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£15 or more

Win a Family Ticket to Go Ape, Grizedale

Donate £15 or more to enter a prize draw to win a family ticket to Go Ape, in Grizedale. Voucher will be valid for 1 year from date of draw. Draw will take place on 20 October 2020

£10 or more

Free Tea or Coffee with £10 Donation

If you donate £10 or more you will be entitled to a free cuppa down at Lindale Post Office.

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