Our Supporters

The trust distributes up to £100,000 per year to churches and other Christian buildings in need.  The trust is entirely reliant on the generosity of our supporters, including Trusts and Foundations, our Friends and other individual supporters. We also receive support from Parochial Churches Councils, and the business and professional community. We are particularly grateful to those people who have pledged a gift in their Will to support our work, and gratefully acknowledge the generous legacies we have received over the years.

We are grateful to all our current donors, including:

  • The Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation
  • Holy Rood Community Trust
  • Spooner Trust
  • Ilkley Charitable Trust
  • Kenneth Hargreaves Trust

Becoming a Friend

One of the ways you can get involved with the Trust is by becoming a Friend. Friends are those who care about the historic fabric of the landscapes and townscapes of Yorkshire.

We welcome you to join in with our annual meetings, get involved with various visits and participate in events. Being a Friend also means you will be joining a group of people who also share your love of Yorkshire’s churches.

Types of Membership

Membership TypeAnnual Cost
Annual individual£35
Annual joint (2 at same address)£45
Annual corporate£100
Annual church membership£50


As a Friend you will receive the following benefits:

  • Copies of our bi-annual newsletter and annual report
  • Discounted entry to events, including architectural tours and lectures


To find out about our forthcoming events please see the upcoming events section of our website:

Data protection

Preservation of your privacy is important to YHCT and we are committed to letting you know how we use your personal information and to making only responsible use of your data. Please see our Privacy Statement here.

Ethical restrictions

The Trustees of the YHCT have adopted an ethical investment policy to ensure that the organisations’ investments do not conflict with its aims.     

If you would like further details about these restrictions please email: generalenquiries@yhct.org.uk 

Our Supporters