We have an exciting announcement. We have been awarded a grant of £100,000 from the UK Government’s Listed Places of Worship Roof Repair Fund. The grant will help meet the costs of urgent roof repairs and will ensure our Category A listed church building is watertight and safe.
This funding will enable phase 2 of our building repair project to commence. The most urgent repair needs will be addressed, which include:
- Overhauling slates and, in some areas, stripping and relaying slates
- Replacing lead that has reached the end of its lifespan
- Replacing cast-iron rainwater disposal systems
- Replacing timber that has been affected by rot
- Lifting and rebedding high-level masonry that is not secure
The repair work will begin this summer, and we expect all work to be complete before the end of this year. With careful planning, it will be possible to keep our buildings open throughout the repair works and to keep disruption to church activities to a minimum.
This roof repair grant is one of 502 grants for urgent roof repairs to places of worship across the UK from a total £30 million funding package announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer. The National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) administers the fund on behalf of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).
We are grateful to the UK Government for funding these much-needed repairs and are looking forward to getting started. If you have any questions, please drop me an email at email@example.com or call me on 01382 221222.