The OHCT has been running a campaign for the past two years to help the Oxfordshire churches most at risk to fit roof alarms, whether Church of England, Roman Catholic or any other Christian denomination.  Our campaign aims to meet 50% of the installation cost up to a maximum of £2,500 for churches with significant quantities of lead or copper on their roofs.  To date we have made 35 grants which has helped to protect over 9,000 square metres of lead and around 900 square metres of copper.

We have teamed up with the premier alarm company in this field.  E-Bound is a family run company which has specialised for a decade in church security.  It has installed over 750 alarms on church roofs and is the market leader in this field.  You are of course welcome to seek a quotation from an alternative supplier approved by your insurers.  (You can see Ecclesiastical’s list of their approved suppliers by clicking here and we will consider supporting such an installation, if that is your preference. 

Unfortunately, we cannot give grants for alarm systems that have already been installed.

For the purposes of the OHCT Grant only one quotation is required. You may however wish to talk to more than one supplier.

Any grant awarded will be conditional on relevant ecclesiastical permission for the installation

If you have a significant quantity of lead or copper on your church roof and it is not fitted with a roof alarm, OHCT would strongly encourage you to move before you are hit.  

To apply for a Grant please complete the web form below.

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