Grant Awards

The kirk remains closed during lockdown however a small number of repair and restoration projects which can be safely done during lockdown are progressing. The image above is of the rose window tracery being pre-assembled in the workshop. This painstaking work meant every piece of timber was hand-crafted. The glass restorer was able to provide......

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The Inches Carr Trust have very kindly made a grant award of £1000 toward the conservation and repair of the organ screen at St Conan’s Kirk. The organ screen was carved by the Kirk’s architect and founder, Walter Douglas Campbell and this grant will help us carry out conservation and repair of the screen and......

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Regular visitors to the Kirk will have seen the major changes in the gardens, with new garden areas, seating, paths and the clearance of Rhododendrons and more. Many of these improvements have involved local schools participating in the gardening or willing volunteers. At the end of October we received great news that the Baillie Gifford Community Awards Programme......

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In November 2019 we received great news that the Susan H Guy Charitable Trust have awarded us a significant award to allow us to run a program of storytelling events in 2020. Adding storytelling events for children and adult audiences is an important area we have been working to develop and this very generous award......

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Friends of St Conan’s Kirk has been selected as one of three local charities that are supported by the Inverary Coop. Where we are nominated then every time a member buys selected own-brand products and services, 1% of the money they spend  will be passed to our charity. Support of Co-op customers can make a......

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In August the conservation of the Robert the Bruce effigy at St Conan’s Kirk was completed. Three weeks of professional conservation work has returned him to his original glory with the cracked wood, decades of dirt and his alabaster face and hands restored. The work was carried out by the team from Graciella Ainsworth Stature......

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We are delighted to have been awarded a new grant for lighting and have issued the following Press Release. A slightly edited version has already appeared in the Oban Times (12 Sep19). New lighting will be installed in St Conan’s Kirk, Argyll, thanks to what must surely be one of the final awards of EU......

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We are very happy to announce that the Dalrymple Donaldson Fund has awarded the Kirk £5,000 towards the costs of repairs to the leaking gutters above the Apse and also towards the conservation and repair of the rainwater downpipes. Both these items contribute to the water leaks inside the Kirk and the repair to these......

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In June we heard the great news that 2 grant funders are going to support our project to restore the St Bride’s and St Conval’s Chapel Gates. The Idlewild Trust and the Ironmongers Company have awarded us £5000 and £5335 respectively. Combined with an earlier award from the local Carraig Gheal Windfarm Community Benefit Fund......

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