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by The Churches Conservation Trust category: Crowdfunding
This 300-year-old church was once at the heart of Sunderland. It offered community and religious services as well as housing the city’s first public library, civic rooms, and even the local fire engine. It was used and loved by countless people. But gradually the city centre shifted; Holy Trinity fell out of use and now this Grade I listed building is at risk of collapse.
The Churches Conservation Trust is urgently raising funds to save it and transform it into a vibrant cultural and community space. We are awaiting the outcome of a Heritage Lottery Fund bid and in the meantime are working to raise a total of £50,000 in match funding by the end of March. We've already reached £30,000 through a public appeal, but we have £20,000 still to go.
We've launched our first ever crowdfunding campaign as a final push to save this important piece of English history - and this Thunderclap to help spread the word far and wide. Please help us to meet our target! If we don't act soon, it will be too late.
The Churches Conservation Trust
We are the national charity saving historic churches at risk. Over five decades we've saved over 350 heritage buildings for the nation - irreplaceable examples of architecture, archaeology and art representing 1,000 years of history. With our help and your support they're kept open and in use – living once again at the heart of their communities.