Roof Repair Fund 2016 – grants announced

Some light relief from Brexit, and welcome news for hundreds of churches

On 6 July, the successful applicants to the second round of the Listed Places of Worship: Roof Repair Fund were announced. A total of 401 places of worship in the UK received between £10,000 to £100,000 to meet the costs of urgent repairs to roofs and rainwater disposal systems. Money is also being provided for structural investigations; specialist reports and bat surveys. Lyford Church, IMG_6389(2)The Fund is administered by the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) on behalf of the Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS); the first round awards were covered in our post last year. This year’s list of successful applicants includes an award of £62,400 for the church of St Mary, Lyford, Oxfordshire, which is in the Benefice of Cherbury with Gainfield. Continue reading