Who we are
The Scottish Redundant Churches Trust (SRCT) was established in 1996 and is a registered charity (SC024407) and a Company Limited by Guarantee (SC162884). It is one of only five UK organisations recognised by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport as being dedicated to taking redundant places of worship of national importance into care. The SRCT is a full member of the Future for Religious Heritage - the European network for historic places of worship. The Trust is recognised by the Architectural Heritage Fund as a Building Preservation Trust (BPT), and is a member of the UK Association of Preservation Trusts (APT). As such, the Trust operates within the well-established framework of the BPT movement whose fundamental aim is the preservation and regeneration of historic buildings. Through APT, the SRCT is affiliated to the Built Environment Forum Scotland (BEFS) and is a member of the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) and Volunteer Development Scotland (VDS).
The SRCT is a secular organisation that serves all denominations and faiths.
The SRCT does not receive statutory funding. Funding for the work of the organisation and the churches in our care comes from grant applications, donations, and legacies. Income generated by or donated to individual churches goes to sustain those churches and not for any other purpose.