We are delighted to announce that Phase 2 of the All Saints Roof Repair Project has received first-round support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). The project has received an initial development grant of £6,900 to help progress plans so that a full grant application can be made at a later stage. We hope that the grant for the delivery stage will be in the region of £230,000 against a total project cost of nearly £365,000.
Phase 2 of the repairs will see the replacement of the remaining failing roofs alongside an overhaul of the rainwater goods and drainage system. Alongside the repairs there will be a range of activities to encourage more people to engage with the heritage of the church.
This grant was one of the last to be awarded as the Repair Grants for Places of Worship scheme has now closed. As such the grant application faced steep competition as many other PCCs applied in the hopes of securing funds before the scheme became part of the Heritage Grants programme. Thank you to everyone who helped with the application.
The support of the Heritage Lottery Fund brings us one step closer to our goal of restoring the church to a watertight condition. We still have a lot of fundraising to do over the next year and any help towards that goal would be gratefully received. We are still accepting Sponsor A Slate forms from individuals and/or businesses as we try to reach that target of £365,000.
All Saints Roof Repair Project Team.