On Friday 5th December, the £15million government-funded Listed Places of Worship: Roof Repair Fund opened for business.
Congregations across the UK responsible for looking after listed places of worship of all faiths and denominations can apply for money to address urgent roof repairs to ensure these historic buildings are weathertight, safe and open for use.
Grants are available from £10,000 to £100,000 to help meet the costs of urgent repairs to roofs (e.g. coverings, timbers, ceilings and vaults) and rainwater disposal systems (e.g. gutters, valleys, hoppers, downpipes, gullies, drains and soakaways).
If you can answer ‘Yes’ to the following you may be eligible to apply.
- Is your place of worship listed?
- Is your place of worship used solely or mainly as a place of worship?
- Is your organisation responsible for maintaining your place of worship?
- Is your project for the repairs to the roof and/or rainwater disposal systems?
- Has the repair work been identified in a recent professional report as being necessary within the next five years?
ChurchCare are providing additional guidance which can be viewed here http://www.churchcare.co.uk/churches/funding-and-grants/roof-repair-fund
For further information, please visit www.lpowroof.org.uk
Alternatively please submit any enquiries by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01392 223 979.
There is only one opportunity to apply. The closing date for applications is 12pm (noon) Friday 30 January 2015.
The fund was announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in the Autumn Statement on Wednesday 3 December 2015. It is administered by the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) on behalf of the Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS).