New Fund For Roof Repairs
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20 Dec 2014
A special £15 million fund is to be made available for the repair of roofs and guttering on vulnerable listed church buildings.
Many church buildings are in need of urgent repair, with English Heritage’s recently published annual Heritage at Risk Register identifying 887 places of worship at risk of rapid deterioration. The most common cause of problems are deterioration of roofs, gutters or high-level stonework.
This fund is not only open to those on the Heritage at Risk Register but to any listed church buildings where roof and gutter repairs have been identified as urgent and necessary.
Eligible parishes can make applications for grants between £10,000 and £100,000. Awards have to be allocated by 31 March 2015 with the deadline for submissions 30 January 2015. The National Heritage Memorial Fund (www.nhmf.org.uk) is administering the scheme whilst details about the roof fund are available via the ChurchCare website (www.churchcare.co.uk)