ChurchCare, the buildings division of the Church of England, welcomed the announcement today by Culture Secretary Sajid Javid of Â£8.3 million in grants for 31 English cathedrals. The money has come from a government-sponsored fund set up to support vital repairs to some of England’s most important historic buildings.
Mr Javid announced that the grants will provide 25 Church of England and six Catholic cathedrals with grants worth between Â£15k and Â£600k for repairs ranging from roofs, stonework and structural work through to detailed work on intricate stained glass windows.
The successful applicants will receive Â£8.3 million of money made available as part of the First World War Centenary Cathedral Repairs Fund. This is the second round of grants from the Â£20 million Fund, which was announced in the Chancellor’s March budget. The third round with Â£7 million to award will close on 21 January 2015 and all projects awarded money will be complete by March 2016.