Culture Recovery Fund
We are delighted to have been awarded £1m from the government's Culture Recovery Fund.
The money will be spent at 17 of our places of worship in England to repair roofs, re-point walls, lay new drains, re-glaze windows, overhaul ancient electrical installations...
2020 has been such a hard year, and this news is so welcome. It will have a positive impact on so many people's lives. We can't wait to get to work with our steadfast volunteers, the church architects, engineers and surveyors, the contractors, craftspeople, conservators and builders.
This funding is a real lifeline, and will help us to weather the inevitable lean years ahead,
Some of the churches that will benefit are:
- St Mary's, Long Crichel, Dorset, which will have its nave re-roofed, rainwater goods re-instated (after decades of being without) and vandalised windows repaired;
- St Andrew's, South Huish, Devon, will have its ancient masonry stablised;
- Thorton-le-Beans chapel, NR of Yorkshire will have its roof mended and floors consolidated;
- St Denis's, East Hatley, Cambridgeshire will have windows in its chancel for the first time in 50 years, and its crumbling Butterfield walls will be stablised.
We are one of 445 heritage organisations across the country who will receive a lifesaving financial boost from the government thanks to the £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to help them through the coronavirus pandemic.
Those 445 organisations will share £103 million, to help restart vital reconstruction work and maintenance on cherished heritage sites, keeping venues open and supporting those working in the sector.