Government announces £15 million roofs scheme for listed church buildings

The Church of England has welcomed a dedicated £15 million fund, announced by the Government on Wednesday 3rd December, for the repair of roofs and rainwater goods on listed church buildings.

The Chancellor announced the Listed Places of Worship Roof Repair Fund in his Autumn Statement. Grants between £10,000 and £100,000 will be available to listed places of worship of all faiths and denominations across the UK, where roof and rainwater goods repairs are deemed to be urgent and necessary. The deadline for applications is 30 January 2015, with awards to be allocated by the end of March 2015. The scheme will be administered by the National Heritage Memorial Fund on behalf of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, and ChurchCare will be providing support for dioceses and parishes. (from Church of England article)

If your church is listed, in the Diocese of Bath and Wells and is in need of roof repair then please get in touch with Andrew Rainsford, our Stewardship Adviser. He will be able to talk you through the provisos and help you with an eventual funding bid. You can find his contact details on our Stewardship page, linked below.

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