Good News from AllChurches Trust!
Our Hope Beyond grant application was successful! AllChurches Trust Limited Trustees have awarded us a grant, which will help us to upgrade our communications and ICT/AV facilities in both St Columba’s and Steven Hill, as well as developing our new shared website. The Hope Beyond Grant Scheme aims to enable churches and Christian charities to meet changing needs within their communities, helping them and the communities they support to adapt to the challenges and opportunities presented by the Coronavirus pandemic. Upgrading our filming and recording equipment and software will help us to move to a more professional digital platform, which is particularly important as we aim to continue to make our online services and events more accessible as we go forwards. This means we will be able to continue to work within and widen the community as we have been doing during this pandemic.
In particular we will be focusing on updating our video and recording equipment so our Zoom services and (hopefully) other events will be able to be more widely broadcast, as well as working on our YouTube and website presences.
Please join with us in thankful celebration for All Churches Trust, Registered Charity No. 1043742 for their generous investment in St Columba and Stephen Hill. AllChurches Trust is one of the UK’s largest grant-making trusts. In 2020 they awarded over £23m to churches, charities and communities all over the UK and Ireland. Their funds come from ownership of the Ecclesiastical Insurance group (EIG). Please keep our Hope Beyond project in your prayers.