The North Craven Heritage Trust was formed to foster interest in and care for the distinctive character and heritage of North Craven by:
To further these aims the Trust provides:
The Trust monitors local planning applications and associated matters in accordance with guidelines that are available on the website.
The Trust also supports local projects in line with its aims. Its Historic Churches Fund has made several substantial grants for essential repairs and improvements. These include restoration of a stained glass window in Long Preston church, long-needed repairs to the Friends Meeting House in Airton, and repairs to Thornton in Lonsdale, Burton in Lonsdale and Clapham churches.
It has grant-aided a major archaeological excavation by the Ingleborough Archaeology Group, and has given bursaries to post-graduate research students at Lancaster University.
Over the years the Trust has grown in influence and reputation and has a membership approaching 400, including members who have moved to live elsewhere in the country but wish to maintain their links with North Craven and to continue their support of the Trust.
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