On Monday 11 September, the Cathedral and Church Buildings Division posted the following announcement on the ChurchCare website.
LISTED PLACES OF WORSHIP GRANT SCHEME CONFIRMED UNTIL 2020
Government confirms its commitment to funding LPOW
The Church Buildings Council is pleased to announce that it has received written confirmation from the Heritage Minister, John Glen MP, that following the General Election the Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme will continue at its current levels until March 2020.
The Second Church Estates Commissioner, Dame Caroline Spelman MP, who led discussions with government ministers on the importance of LPOW, said “I am delighted to be able to confirm the government’s continuing commitment to this vital grant scheme until 2020. All involved recognise the part these grants have to play in maintaining our nation’s largest group of historic and community buildings.”
There are no changes planned to the eligibility criteria or application process. More information on applying can be found on the dedicated website: http://www.lpwscheme.org.uk/.