Our history dates back to 1328 and our Royal Charter was originally granted by Charles l in 1638. Being dedicated to the preservation of stained glass and the skills necessary to produce this beautiful art form, our members range from highly skilled crafts people to those who simply enjoy an involvement in our worthy and important cause. We offer both individual and corporate membership packages with great benefits including opportunities to participate in events such as lectures and cultural events.

Glaziers Trust

SECRETARY

Dr Marie Groll, The Glaziers Trust, c/o The Cottage, Lower Way, Upper Longdon, Rugeley, Staffordshire WS15 1QG.  mog500@york.ac.uk

Applying for a Grant

The Glaziers Trust meets four times a year, [in 2017 -31st July and 18th October] and is pleased to receive applications in support of its two principal objectives.

  • Promotion of the craft by supporting the education and training of young craftsmen and women in stained and painted glass and undertaking activities to create public awareness;
  • The conservation and/or restoration of stained glass of historic interest and/or artistic merit.

 Eligible Applicants:

The Trust targets its resources to grant aid religious bodies (of any faith or denomination) or secular institutions who have the responsibility for maintaining art-historically important stained glass in their buildings on behalf of future generations.

Geographical Coverage:

Anywhere in the UK (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland).

Eligibility Criteria:

Grants are made towards the preservation, conservation and/or restoration of stained glass of particular significance or exceptional artistic merit. That is, stained glass or other artistic glazing designed by an artist or architect of some note; made by a studio or workshop of some distinction; or of some particular rarity and/or connection with important personages or historical events (e.g. most surviving medieval stained glass). There are no restrictions as to historical period, and applications concerning Victorian and twentieth-century stained glass are welcomed.

Grants are restricted to stained and/or painted glass; artistically designed plain and/or decorative glazing; support systems (i.e. leading, saddle bars, fixing etc., and protective-conservation glazing). Grants are not available for stone or brickwork repairs or protection from weather or vandals.

That the stained glass to be restored/conserved is in a publicly accessible location.

It follows therefore that not all applicants may be successful.

If you are unsure whether the windows in your building would fall within the remit of the Trust’s awards, please do contact the Secretary (at the address below), with any photographs and/or any historical information that you may have to hand.

Other Considerations:

Grants currently range from a few hundreds to a few thousands of pounds, and are paid only on completion of the work to the agreed standard.

Application Form:

By application form (see link below), accompanied by a full condition report (with

appropriate recommendations and photographs) and an estimate from a conservation (ICON) accredited glazier (by whom the work must be carried out).

 

Glaziers-Trust-Application-Form 2017

Download Grant Application Form Guidance Notes 15

Download Conditions of Grant Here

A conservator’s report and/or reccommendations should be compiled to an appropriate professional standard, of which those published by the Church-of-England (Church Care) offers a template that has achieved widespread recognition. Please follow the Link below.

http://www.churchcare.co.uk/churches/art-artefacts-conservation/conservation-reports

Grant Aid for Publications:

The Trust also welcomes applications towards the grant-in-aid of significant publications – whether a book, article, academic paper or electronic resource – on the art-historical and/or technical development of stained glass. See the link below for a fuller explanation of the sorts of publications the Trust may support and on how to apply.

 

Download Publications Policy Here

 
Please make the Secretary aware that you are intending to submit an application as additional advice can be given to assist you at an early stage

Applications must be submitted three weeks before the meeting. 
Please email the application and supporting paperwork to the Secretary: mog500@york.ac.uk,
 and send a hard copy  Secretary of the Glaziers Trust, c/o The Cottage, Lower Way, Upper Longdon, Rugeley, Staffordshire WS15 1QG.

The Glaziers Trust

The Glaziers’ Trust was founded in 1966 to promote the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of stained glass and other decorative glass, and the restoration and preservation of such glass in places where it may be seen by the public. In 2011 the Glaziers’ Trust was incorporated as one of three Company Trusts into the Glaziers Foundation. The Glaziers’ Trust continues to act independently. It is administered by a panel of Board Members.

Historic Legacy

Stained glass is a fragile but enduring medium and examples from the twelfth century to the present are found throughout Britain in both churches and public buildings. Many thousands of panels of stained glass were created during the Victorian period alone. The preservation of this historic legacy requires constant monitoring and care, and those people most closely connected locally, play a vital rôle in this task.

Conservation and Restoration

Much of our nation’s surviving stained glass is located in churches and the cost of its upkeep, protection and repair often falls upon hard-pressed congregations. The Trust targets its resources to grant aid congregations who have the responsibility for maintaining historically important stained glass on behalf of future generations.  Historically important stained glass can also found in other public buildings and institutions, and the Trust will be pleased to receive applications from such bodies. It is a requirement however, that following conservation and restoration, the stained glass is accessible to the public.

The Glaziers’ Trust expects that glaziers appointed to undertake this work are appropriately experienced and professionally accredited (e.g. in the UK via The Institute of Conservation (ICON), http://www.icon.org.uk/ ;

see also their Conservation Register, www.conservationregister.com)

Once stained glass has been conserved and/or restored it is vital that it is put back in such a way that it will be protected from possible external damage and from deterioration caused by environmental factors. Environmental protection (formerly known as isothermal glazing) should be a consideration in any responsible programme of care. The Trust is therefore happy to support applications towards the environmental protection of art-historically significant stained glass.

Education and Professional Development

The Glaziers’ Trust supports the training of young craftsmen through a number of annual awards. These can be directed towards the acquisition of the skills of conservation, restoration and design as, for example, through the Glaziers’ Company Awards. Application details can be found by clicking on the individual links below.

Application Details for Award for Excellence 2016
Application Details for Ashton Hill Award 2016
 Application details for Travelling Scholarship 2016
2016 Application details for CPD Award

Conservation Accreditation

The Glaziers’ Trust is committed to raising the standard of conservation and restoration of stained glass and is therefore offering up to 4 grants each year of £300 each to assist professional glaziers to achieve accreditation with ICON (the Institute of Conservation).The Glaziers’ Trust is committed to raising the standard of conservation and restoration of stained glass and is therefore offering up to 4 grants each year of £300 each to assist professional glaziers to achieve accreditation with ICON (the Institute of Conservation).

Link to Accreditation application form

Charity for Relief in Need (CRiN)

The Glaziers Trust can also help people pursuing careers in the glass trades, crafts and professions industry who are suffering financial hardship. It is suggested that contact is made directly with the Secretary or another Board Member in order to get an early response.

 

Donation

If you are able to contribute to this valuable work please make a donation by clicking here.

Other useful information

Publications:

“A Fragile Inheritance” Caring for your stained glass Sebastian Strobl and Sarah Brown, Church House Publishing 2002

“The journal of Stained Glass” (Journal of British Society of Master Glass Painters)” back copies available from the editor @ bsmgp.org.uk
“The journal of the British society of Master Glass Painters” back copies available from the editor @bsmgp.org.uk

On-Line information

www.cvma.ac.uk/conserv/index/html Conservation Guidance and Information
www.cvma.ac.uk Vidimus Online Magazine of Medieval Glass
www.churchcare.co.uk Finding a stained glass specialist
www.conservationregister.com Stained Glass conservation specialist
http://www.worshipfulglaziers.com/artists-6.htm Artist Members of the Livery
ww.bsmgp.org.uk www.churchart.co.uk Find an artist:The British Society of Master Glass Painters

Board Members

Charity No. 1080279

Dr. Jasmine Allen

Art historian; currently Curator, The Stained Glass Museum, Ely cathedral.

Keith Barley

Upper Warden of the Worshipful Company of Glaziers.

Director of stained glass conservation studio, Fellow of the British Society of Master Glass Painters.

Michael Broadway

Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Glaziers

Jane Campbell

Fellow of the British Society of Master Glass Painters, contemporary architectural glass artist with some experience of glass conservation and restoration.

Sarah Brown

Director of stained glass conservation studio. Lecturer in History of Art and Course Director of the University of York’s MA in Stained Glass Conservation, Hon. Fellow of the British Society of Master Glass Painters, , member of the Church Buildings Council’s stained glass committee.

John Dallimore

Past Master of The Worshipful Company of Glaziers, Business Director with expertise in business and financial management.

Duncan Gee

Deputy Master of the Worshipful Company of Glaziers.

Alex Galloway

Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Glaziers.

Stephen Graham (Chairman)

Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Glaziers, Chairman of the Glaziers Foundation and Business Director of a leading set of London Barristers’ Chambers.

Dan Humphries

ICON accredited stained glass conservator based in Somerset.

H Thomas Küpper

German-born ICON accredited stained glass conservator and historian, currently head of Lincoln cathedral’s glazing department.

Eric Foster

Hon Treasurer and retired Group Operations Manager

Sebastian Strobl

Art Historian and Stained Glass Conservator, former Head of Stained Glass Conservation at Canterbury Cathedral, currently Professor of Stained Glass Conservation at the University of Applied Sciences Erfurt, Fellow of the British Society of Master Glass Painters

SECRETARY

Dr Marie Groll

The Cottage, Lower Way, Upper Longdon, Rugeley, Staffordshire WS15 1QG

mog500@york.ac.uk

07811 106264