A busy year for grant aided projects

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It’s been an interesting year for us working with Parochial Church Council’s (PCCs) and the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) on lots of interesting and varied grant aided church projects.

This year, we have been fortunate to have a nice balance of projects at various stages of the HLF Grants for Places of Worship (GPOW) scheme; from initial grant enquires, Stage 1 Development – feasibility, investigations, specification and tender and Stage 2 Delivery – construction to completion.

Successful HLF repair works to St Peters church (more info) and Holy Trinity church in Ilfracombe are nearing completion and St Petrocs, South Brent (more info), led by the Bishop of Exeter, to celebrate completion of repairs to the tower and upgrade to the lighting and electrical systems.

We have also just received competitive tenders back for much needed re-roofing works to the Grade I listed St. Margaret’s Church, Northam which was placed on Historic England’s Heritage at Risk Register (https://historicengland.org.uk/advice/heritage-at-risk/types/) due to the very poor condition of slated roofs and lath and plaster ceilings. We will shortly be submitting to the HLF the churches Stage 2 Development grant application.

We’ve also recently submitted a Stage 2 HLF package for Halsway Manor in Crowcombe, Somerset for a repair contract to the Grade II* listed Manor house, outbuildings and grounds – find out more about Halsway here.

The HLF Grants for Places of Worship (England) programme closed for new applications at the end of August and was replaced with HLF Programmes ‘Our Heritage’ (Grants from £10,000-£100,000) and ‘Heritage Grants (Grants from £100,000 to £5 million). https://www.hlf.org.uk/looking-funding/our-grant-programmes

Have a look at our other church projects here