The Slough Fort Preservation Trust would like to thank our numerous corporate benefactors for their support since the start of our mission to save Slough Fort, with support coming in the form of volunteers, grants, tangible goods, and invaluable advice.
The Slough Fort Preservation Trust would like to thank the Play on Words Theatre, working in collaboration with the Kent Community Foundation, for their work on creating an amazing video of the history of Allhallows, of which Slough Fort was a key part.
There are some amazing shots of the Slough Fort site to be seen – use the buttons below to go to the Play on Words website, or see the video they created! If you would like to find out more about the Kent Community Foundation, scroll down to see how else they have supported Slough Fort.
The Slough Fort Preservation Trust would like to thank AC Goatham & Son for their assistance in maintaining the land on which Slough Fort resides.
AC Goatham provided us with a tractor with mower attachment and a driver across two days, and thanks to their hard work Slough Fort’s surroundings are much more manageable and well-represented.
The Slough Fort Preservation Trust would like to thank the Allhallows Parish Council for their provision of a grant for the creation of Slough Fort guide books. These guide books have proven extremely popular with our visitors.
The Slough Fort Preservation Trust is extremely grateful for the donation of man, machine and materials from F.M. Conway involved in the repairing of the access road to Slough Fort. The many large holes were dug out, and then 80 tonnes of road scalpings were spread out, levelled, and compacted into place.
To see a press release by the Rochester Bridge Trust on the work F.M. Conway did, click here.
The Slough Fort Preservation Trust are extremely grateful for the assistance that Marshalls CPM has provided us with. Marshalls not only provided us with a concrete ring to allow for the completion of our Tett Turret, but actually made a custom one from scratch for us.
Once the pipe was delivered, courtesy of AC Goatham & Son, the ring and Tett Turret were placed at the main entrance to Slough Fort, where it sits today.
The Slough Fort Preservation Trust would like to extend their thanks to DAY Aggregates for the provision of 20 tonnes of Type 1 aggregate, which contributed to the repair and levelling of the Fort access road.
This will help to support the long-term development of Slough Fort, with a stable roadway for our visitors, Volunteers, Trustees and materials to enable us to continue to restore Slough Fort.
The Slough Fort Preservation Trust would like to extend their thanks to the Garfield Weston Foundation for the awarding of a grant that is funding the refurbishment of one of our Casemates.
This refurbishment is classed as essential works, as once complete will provide all of our Volunteers with a new, purpose-built sheltered area to have a bite to eat on a Work Day, plan Work Days, and be able to support one another whilst on site.
Restoration of the Magazine Building at Slough Fort has been part funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.
The Slough Fort Preservation Trust is extremely grateful for the support that we have received in weatherproofing the Magazine Building by installing windows and doors.
The Slough Fort Preservation Trust would like to thank Haven for their continued supporting efforts from the very start of our mission to restore Slough Fort.
Assistance has come in the form of help from their Grounds Team, a number of tools, and the provision of a 25-year lease for the ground that Slough Fort is on.
The Slough Fort Preservation Trust would like to extend gratiude to the Heritage Lottery Fund for a grant of £6,000. This money has been put towards a number of projects, in particular the restoration of the 12-Pounder Quick Firing gun. These funds have also allowed us to get the gun to its final position, and to create education notice boards to tell the history of the weaponry at Slough Fort.
The Trust would like to also extend thanks for the Resilience Grant from HLF – this grant helped the Trust to secure the lease of the site that Slough Fort is on, and provide professional Health & Safety advice and training to our Volunteers and Trustees.
The Slough Fort Preservation Trust would like to thank Involving Medway for the £1,400 grant towards the setting up of a Community Skills Workshop and the kitting out of the Workshop with tools.
The Workshop was funded by an initiative run by the Medway Clinical Commissioning Group, and is designed to encourage residents to get involved in their local community. The aim of the initiative is the help residents lead happier, healthier lives through improved participation in community groups and activities.
The Slough Fort Preservation Trust is extremely grateful to the Kent Community Foundation for the provision of a grant towards the expansion of our Slough Fort Ochard.
With the funding kindly provided by the KCF, the Orchard has almost tripled in size since Summer 2020! This simply would not have been possible without their funding.
The Slough Fort Preservation Trust is greatful for the support it has recieved from Little Magic Grants.
A grant was recieved that has allowed the Trust to engage a number of elderly, disabled or unemployed individuals from the local community and get them involved in the restoration of Slough Fort, which helps them build key skills and new friendships along the way.
The Slough Fort Preservation Trust would like to express thanks to The Dulverton Trust for the provision of a grant to help make the Fort roof watertight, as well as replace all the ceiling timbers, and allowing us to re-decorate part of the building as well.
The Slough Fort Preservation Trust would like to extend thanks to GrainLNG, a subsidiary of National Grid operating nearby at the Isle of Grain. GrainLNG has provided us with thousands of pounds worth of tools, equipment and materials, as well as the invaluable support of their Community Volunteer Team, who have been out to Slough Fort to help us with numerous projects on a number of occasions.
The Slough Fort Preservation Trust would like to thank The Ironmongers’ Company for their generous grant of £2,000 towards any metalworks that may be required across the Slough Fort site.
These funds have been put to good use and have allowed us to come one step closer to getting Slough Fort fully restored.
The Slough Fort Preservation Trust would like to extend thanks to Kreston Reeves.
Kreston Reeves recently had a Community Volunteering Day, and Slough Fort was the lucky recipient of their hard work that has allowed some of our key projects to be one step closer to completion.
The Slough Fort Preservation Trust would like to thank O’Keefe Engineering Ltd for allowing us to remove and repurpose some original Victorian-era cell doors from the Kitchener Barracks site to Slough Fort.
These doors will be refurbished and installed into our Guard Room to allow for the room to be fully restored to its former glory.
The Slough Fort Preservation Trust would like to thank Orchard Community Energy for the kind provision of a grant towards building up our Slough Fort Orchard and providing irrigation to the trees.
We will now be able to support the local wildlife, as well as providing the fort with a small additional income stream from being able to sell fruit!
The Slough Fort Preservation Trust would like to thank The Rochester Bridge Trust for their generous grant of £10,000 to put towards a number of projects that we had ongoing at the time.
It was decided that these funds would be put towards the manufacturing and installation of six windows and two pairs of doors for our East Wing Magazine, which have been in place since.
The Slough Fort Preservation Trust would like to thank Total Ship Services for the provision of a shipping container in which our Community Skills Workshop has been created.
This Workshop has been used countless times by a number of our Volunteers from across the local community, and has proven an invaluable resource to have.