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Time running out for Droitwich church roof repair funding grants

Droitwich Editorial 22nd Jan, 2015 Updated: 17th Oct, 2016

CHURCHES across Droitwich in need of roof repairs have just a week left to apply for funds from the £15million National Heritage Memorial Fund.

The scheme can provide between £10,000 and £100,000 for maintenance of roofs and guttering on vulnerable listed church buildings but applications need to be in by next Friday (January 30).

Spa MP Sir Peter Luff said: “In Mid Worcestershire we have some of the most beautiful churches in England but, sadly, many of these will be in urgent need of repair – deterioration of roofs, gutters or high-level stonework are the most common cause of problems.

“That is why I am delighted with this new fund, announced by the Chancellor, as it offers a real solution for many of the problems our church buildings are facing.

“It is essential that we conserve these places of worship – church buildings can be hubs of wider community activity and provide a symbol of local identity.

“I do hope that parishes in need will take up this opportunity.”

Visit www.nhmf.org.uk or www.churchcare.co.uk for more on the scheme and to apply.

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