Grace Baptist Trust Corporation

Grace Baptist Trust Corporation

Serving Churches Throughout the United Kingdom

News 2018

Places of Worship: Security Funding Scheme

19 JUNE 2018

The Government has announced a scheme for funding security measures to prevent hate crime. The scheme will provide funding for protective security measures to places of worship in England and Wales that are vulnerable.

The deadline for submitting applications for this funding is 10th August 2018. Places of worship can apply for projects costing up to £70,000 for protective security measures and will be required to contribute at least 20 percent of the total cost of the project. The Home Office will award funding on a discretionary basis up to a maximum of £56,000 per place of worship. Funding will not be available for improvements, lead theft, security upgrades or measures to tackle anti-social behaviour or other criminality unconnected with hate crime.

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Churches We Have Helped - 2017

11 JUNE 2018

Our Churches We Have Helped section now features churches we assisted during 2017.

Update - General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (GDPR)

5 JUNE & 5 JULY 2018

Our Fact Sheet on the GDPR (see News Archive - 2017, and February 2018 update), has been updated in regards to Data Breaches and Privacy Policy templates. See our Resources page.

The Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013

11 MAY 2018

Our Fact Sheet on Food Safety has been updated in accordance with the The Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013 For further details, see the Resources page.

Expenses & Benefits Fact Sheet - Update

27 MARCH 2018

The National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rates go up on 1st April 2018. For further details, see the Resources page for our updated Expenses & Benefits Fact Sheet.

GBTC Annual Accounts - 2017

26 MARCH 2018

Our Annual Accounts for 2017 are available to view here.

Update - General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (GDPR)


We have revised our Fact Sheet on the GDPR (see News Archive - 2017) to clarify matters that churches have raised in response to it. The revised Fact Sheet is to be found in our Resources.

Annual Meeting & Thanksgiving Service 2018

12 JANUARY 2018

Click here for details of our 2018 Annual Meeting & Thanksgiving Service. This year we will be in Haworth, at Hall Green Baptist Church.

Independent Examination of Church Accounts

8 JANUARY 2018

Churches whose annual income is greater than £25,000 are legally required to have their annual accounts independently examined. We have produced a Fact Sheet with guidance on the subject that can be found on our Resources page  under Churches as Charities.