Donate


The Trust is continually exploring new ways of raising funds and increasing awareness of Yorkshire’s historic churches so that more funding can be made available to churches in need.

There are a number of ways that you can get involved with the trust; ask friends and family to support you for Ride +Stride,  or pop along to some of the talks and lectures we hold where historians and experts share their wealth of knowledge about our historical buildings.

Why not join us for a day out to visit some of the region’s most interesting churches, leave a lasting legacy or become a Friend. Which ever way you’d like to get involved with the trust, get in touch and we’ll be happy to help.


Alternative methods of giving

To make a donation by cheque, please make the cheque out to the ‘Yorkshire Historic Churches Trust’ and send to:   

YHCT c/o Richard Bailey, 2 Dalton Terrace , York YO24 4DA
Email: treasurer@yhct.org.uk

To make a donation by bank transfer, please pay to the Yorkshire Historic Churches Trust, Co-operative Bank, a/c 65846678, sort code 08-92-99. Please use: “YHCT” as your reference.


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Friends Application Form

    1) Please choose a membership option:

    IndividualJoint (2 persons living at same address)ChurchBusiness

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    Storing your details

    We will hold your details in order to keep you updated on the work of the Trust. We may review these details and contact you from time to time but we will not pass them on to any other party. Please tick here if you prefer not to be contacted:

    Gift Aid

    Boost your donation by 25p of Gift Aid for every £1 you donate.

    Please treat this and all future donations to YHCT as Gift Aid donations.

    I am a UK taxpayer and understand that if I pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all donations in the tax year it is my responsibility to pay any difference.

    I understand the charity will reclaim 25p of tax for every £1 that I give, subject to variation if the standard rate of tax changes from 20%.

    Please tick here to confirm you agree to claiming Gift Aid:

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    Storing your details

    We will hold your details in order to keep you updated on the work of the Trust. We may review these details and contact you from time to time but we will not pass them on to any other party. Please tick here if you prefer not to be contacted:

    Gift Aid

    Boost your donation by 25p of Gift Aid for every £1 you donate.

    Please treat this and all future donations to YHCT as Gift Aid donations.

    I am a UK taxpayer and understand that if I pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all donations in the tax year it is my responsibility to pay any difference.

    I understand the charity will reclaim 25p of tax for every £1 that I give, subject to variation if the standard rate of tax changes from 20%.

    Please tick here to confirm you agree to claiming Gift Aid:

    Church Details


    Contact Details









    Storing your details

    We will hold your details in order to keep you updated on the work of the Trust. We may review these details and contact you from time to time but we will not pass them on to any other party. Please tick here if you prefer not to be contacted:

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    Storing your details

    We will hold your details in order to keep you updated on the work of the Trust. We may review these details and contact you from time to time but we will not pass them on to any other party. Please tick here if you prefer not to be contacted:

    2) Select a Payment method

    Please help minimise administration costs by paying via Standing Order

    Standing Order / DBT (online banking)Standing Order (in branch / via post)CHEQUE

    Please pay:

    Yorkshire Historic Churches Trust
    Account Ref: Friends
    Acc No: 65846678
    Sort Code: 08-92-99

    The sum of £354550100 on
    and then annually on 1st January starting *.

    *Annual Subscriptions received between 1 Jan-30 Sept will be valid until 31 Dec the same year, those received after 30 Sept will be valid until 31 Dec the following year.

    Please arrange:

    Download the standing order form, complete and return to your bank for the sum of £354550

    Please make your cheque payable to:

    "Yorkshire Historic Churches Trust" and return to: Richard Bailey, 2 Dalton Terrace, York YO24 4DA for the sum of £354550

    2) Select a Payment method

    Please help minimise administration costs by paying via Standing Order

    Standing Order / DBT (online banking)Standing Order (in branch / via post)CHEQUEBACS

    Please pay:

    Yorkshire Historic Churches Trust
    Account Ref: Friends
    Acc No: 65846678
    Sort Code: 08-92-99

    The sum of £100 on
    and then annually on 1st January starting *.

    *Annual Subscriptions received between 1 Jan-30 Sept will be valid until 31 Dec the same year, those received after 30 Sept will be valid until 31 Dec the following year.

    Please arrange:

    Download the standing order form, complete and return to your bank for the sum of £100

    Please make your cheque payable to:

    "Yorkshire Historic Churches Trust" and return to: Richard Bailey, 2 Dalton Terrace, York YO24 4DA for the sum of £100

    Please make your payment to:

    "Yorkshire Historic Churches Trust"
    Account Ref: Friends
    Acc No: 65846678
    Sort Code: 08-92-99

    Amount: £100

    Leaving a Legacy


    As a charity, we depend on the generosity of the general public, Friends of the trust and trustees. There are many ways that you can donate to the trust, including leaving a legacy.

    Leaving a legacy is a great way of ensuring that the churches and chapels you care for are preserved and maintained for years to come and future generations.

    Not only are you giving a fantastic gift to the Trust so that we can care for churches across Yorkshire, but it is also a way of saying thank you to the churches and chapels where you have worshiped and enjoyed visiting.

    Whatever your wishes, get in touch with us today and see how your legacy can live on through the trust.

    The wording for the legacy in your will should be as follows:

    “I GIVE the sum of …………………… free from all taxes to the Yorkshire Historic Churches Trust (Registered Charity Number 700639) for its general purposes AND I DECLARE that the receipt of the Treasurer or other duly authorised officer of the Yorkshire Historic Churches Trust shall be a sufficient discharge to my executors and trustees”.

    In Memory Donations


    In memory donations are a positive way to celebrate the life of a loved one or a relative while helping the Trust protect, preserve and maintain Yorkshire’s precious places of worship for future generations. If you would like to give in memory of a friend or relative you can make arrangements through a funeral director. Please send any donations to: YHCT, c/o 2 Dalton Terrace, York , YO24 4DA or phone us for more information on Tel: 07786 656883

    For more details contact Vanessa White on 07786 656883 or via email at generalenquiries@yhct.org.uk


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