The Nolan Golden Education Fund

Registered Charity No. 1053715-1

The Norwich Diocesan Association of Ringers acquired charitable status in 1996 in connection with the establishment of the Nolan Golden Education Fund in memory of a revered member of the Association.

Nolan Golden was a teacher by profession and was dedicated to the advancement of the art of bellringing through the training of others. He was an accomplished ringer, conductor and composer and many of his compositions are in regular use today. He was awarded the MBE, for services to bellringing, in 1989. He died in 1991, aged 83.

In recognition of his contribution to ringing in Norfolk, the Association established a fund in his memory to support the education and training of ringers in the Diocese of Norwich, to function in parallel with the existing Bell Restoration Fund.

The object of the Nolan Golden Education Fund is to promote the study and practice of scientific change ringing in the Diocese of Norwich by providing financial assistance for the purposes of publicity, recruitment and the education and training of ringers by making grants or loans to individual members of the Association, or to towers which have subscribing members of the Association or to Branches of the Association or to the Association itself.


Donations to the fund can be accepted at any time. To make a donation please visit our payments page here (click here). Please ensure you indicate that you wish your contribution to be applied to the Nolan Golden Education Fund.

Thank you very much for your support.

Grant Applications

All NDA Members OR churches within the Norwich Diocese are able to apply for funding from the Nolan Golden Education Fund.  In order to be considered for a grant the following form should be completed and returned to the Association General Secretary who’s contact details can be found on the Association Officers page.

Grant Application (Word Version)

Grant Application (PDF Version)

Fund Guidelines (PDF Version)