Holy Trinity church is to share in £1.5 million funding payout thanks to an investment in church heritage by the Heritage Stimulus Fund, part of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund.
Holy Trinity is one of 17 churches across the country receiving Heritage Stimulus Fund grants in this round of funding.
The funding will facilitate repairs to and remodelling of the vestry to make the building water tight.
The funding comes from the Heritage Stimulus Fund, part of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund. Administered on behalf of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) by Historic England, the grants are aimed to support and bolster local economies and jobs across the country. Money from the government’s £2 billion Culture Recovery Fund is intended to open up heritage and the benefits it brings to everyone.
Claire Walker, CEO National Churches Trust said: “Historic local places of worship are a vital part of our national heritage, but sadly, a shortage of available funding means that many are in a very poor state of repair….The funding is a vote of confidence in the future of historic church buildings and a recognition of their importance to society.”
Huw Edwards, Vice-President of the National Churches Trust said: “Local churches, chapels and meeting houses are the beating heart of local communities. It’s great news that Holy Trinity is being helped on the recommendation of the National Churches Trust with funding from the Culture Recovery Fund. This will help protect heritage and keep churches open so that they can continue to support local people.”