Project aims

  • To deliver a maintenance training course appropriate to the needs of volunteers who care for historic buildings used as places of worship in England and Wales.
  • To devise an effective support system in order to provide readily and freely accessible information across the range of media to assist volunteers in the enduring care of the fabric of places of worship and their contents.
  • To reach as many and as diverse a range of volunteers as possible.
  • To raise awareness generally of the need for places of worship to receive regular and basic routine maintenance in order to save historic fabric and money.
  • To encourage greater understanding of the history and interest of historic places of worship and their importance and value to the sense of national identity and to their local and wider communities.
  • To enhance the skills, expertise and personal development of volunteers and thereby to increase their interest in, and enjoyment of, their duties and tasks and improve the quality of their volunteering experience.