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Taylor Review Pilot Project

The Taylor Review Pilot was a project funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and managed by Historic England. The aim of the pilot was to test some of the recommendations of the 2017 Taylor Review: Sustainability of English Churches and Cathedrals, and to provide free support and advice for listed places of worship of all faiths and denominations. The work was focused on Greater Manchester and Suffolk, to provide urban and rural contexts for the recommendations.

The pilot ran from September 2018 to March 2020 in Suffolk and Greater Manchester, and had five key strands:

  • Support and advice from a Community Development Advisor
  • Support and advice from a Fabric Support Officer
  • 16 workshops (eight in each region) focusing on four different topics; maintenance, community engagement, project management, and advanced fundraising and business planning
  • A Minor Repairs Fund for minor repairs or maintenance works
  • Evaluation of the success of the pilot as a possible solution to some of the issues identified in The Taylor Review

Follow this link to learn more and access resources developed as part of the project: Taylor Review Pilot

Some resources that may be of particular interest are:

Funding: Some things to consider

Project Fundraising: a template to help you keep track of activities

A Stitch in Time: Why maintenance and small repairs really matter