The St. John's Group buildings, are Australian national monuments. The care of St. John's Group of Buildings is totally dependant on the small local community. Their care will take more than the meagre resources which a village of fewer than 1000 people can provide.
The aim of SHC Trust is to build a large capital sum, manage it carefully, and allocate the earnings down the years to help to pay for restoration and conservation. To unlock funding from personal donors, business, and large foundations and Trusts. The Trustee has applied to the National Trust (NSW) Australia to be able to offer Deductible Gift Recipiency (DGR) to its donors. When this outcome has been achieved the Stroud Heritage Conservation Trust appeal will be officially launched. It is planned to achieve this in 2016.
The Stroud Heritage Conservation Trust (SHCT) has come into being on the initiative of the Friends of St. John's Stroud Inc., supported by Great Lakes Council and the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle, the project is strengthened by the continuing pro bono advice of Sparke Helmore Lawyers, Newcastle and the accountants Ernst and Young, Sydney.