Capital cost

The estimated initial capital cost of this project is £65,000, of which funding of £27,000 has been identified through the donation of the bells and fittings. This leaves a balance of £38,000 to find.

As with the existing mobile belfries, hire fees will be set to make the operation self-financing, after the initial capital costs have been met.

The Council is considering a number of options for funding the remaining cost in order to get Mobile Belfry 2.0 built and ready to play its part in marketing ringing in 2022. These include:

  • Individual donations
  • Sponsorship of individual bells
  • Guild and association partnerships
  • Central Council funds

Individual donations

The Central Council would be delighted to hear from anyone who is interested in making a donation to this project. If you would like to discuss it further please get in touch with Simon Linford

Sponsorship of individual bells

Five of the six bells can be inscribed with the name of its donor, up to a certain number of characters. The other bell will carry an inscription recognising the contribution of the Loughborough Bellfoundry Trust.
Names of these sponsors will also be put on a plaque on the frame.

This sponsorship is available at a cost of £2,000


Although the exact detail is yet to be determined, the intention is for the Mobile Belfry 2.0 to be owned and operated from a new charitable entity, probably a CIO, rather than owned by the Council. This would have a group of Trustees and a remit to develop use of this and other mobile belfries in the support of ringing throughout the UK mainland.

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