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  1. Grants for Places of Worship A new chapter in HLF funding for places of worship Ian Morrison Head of Historic Environment

  2. The story so far… • Targeted funding for places of worship for over 15 years • £231m to 2,500 places of worship through the scheme • Overall HLF funding of £568m to 4,600 places of worship across the UK St George’s, Bloomsbury

  3. Need for grants 2010 survey of 100 grant recipients: 73% said the grant covered more than half of the repair costs 76% said repairs would not have been undertaken without the grant 30% said building would have closed without the grant Church of the Sacred Heart, Petworth

  4. A long-term solution? But the survey also found that as a result of the grant, only: a quarter of churches are definitely open for longer a quarter are clearly attracting new people to use the church around a half have not recorded any new visitors at all Church of St Mary, Stow

  5. A new grants programme • Repair Grants for Places of Worship scheme focused on urgent repairs • HLF majority funder since 2010 • Administration of the scheme transferred to HLF in 21013 St Michael & All Angels, Houghton-le-Spring

  6. Consultation 2011 • Over 3000 responses from organisations and individuals • Strong endorsement for a wide range of proposals • Consultation supported by research St Peter and St Paul, Bardwell, Suffolk

  7. Strategic Framework 2013-18 • Recognition that repair is paramount • Broaden access • Need for new facilities A lasting difference…

  8. Grants for Places of Worship • Urgent repairs remain the priority • Maximum grant of £250,000 • Retaining a focus on the smaller, single phase projects • Around 15% for works to encourage sustainable use • Encouraging wider public access

  9. Outcomes 2 outcomes for GPOW: • heritage in better condition (weighted) • more people and a wider range of people will have engaged with heritage Wells Cathedral Crypt

  10. Heritage in better condition Urgent structural repairs = needed within 2 years Clearly identified in Quinquennial Inspection report Improvements to heating and electrical systems Making it easier to carry out maintenance

  11. Communities outcome More people and a wider range of people will have engaged with heritage

  12. GPOW – ideas for activities New interpretation Real world or virtual guided tours and trails Lecture series Workshops and ‘hands on’ activity Adult/schools learning New volunteers Activities linked to the repairs – skills taster days etc.

  13. St Edward’s, Knighton • Grant of £82,400 to carry out urgent repair • Gave a fresh perspective as to how the church could be used • Plans to update the guidebook • Volunteers play a vital role St Edward’s, Knighton

  14. Church of St Andrew • Grant of £45,000 (42%) enabled the church to continue its important community role Church of St Andrew, South Warnborough

  15. Church of St Swithun Church of St Swithun, Sandford, Devon

  16. Church of St Swithun • Grant of £44,000 (44%) helped to broaden access to the church Church of St Andrew, South Warnborough

  17. Church of St Swithun

  18. Other key changes • 4 opportunities a year to apply • Pre-application support • Decisions taken locally • Longer-term view of financial need • £150 million available over the 5 years The University Church of St Mary, Oxford

  19. Questions? Heritage Lottery Fund Grants for Places of Worship www.hlf.org.uk