Grant scheme for roofs and gutters.
In yesterday’s (3 December) Autumn Statement, the Chancellor announced a new, one-off grant scheme for roofs and gutters of listed places of worship.
Fifteen million pounds is available, for grants of between £10k and £100k. Timescales are short , applications have to be submitted by the end of January. However, if you are awarded a grant, you will then have reasonable time to complete the work.
You don’t need to have gained all the necessary permissions from the planning or denominational authorities, but will need to be able to show that the work needs doing, for example by using a recent architect’s inspection.
More details at the website: http://www.lpowroof.org.uk/.
The Church of England has also prepared some useful background material on their ChurchCare website, and this will be helpful to all denominations and faith groups. http://www.churchcare.co.uk/churches/funding-and-grants/roof-repair-fund