Listed Places of Worship Roof Repair Fund
This Fund was set up in December 2014, with £15million set aside by the Government to enable repair works to be undertaken to the roofs and rainwater disposal systems of listed places of worship. The Fund was subsequently extended in the 2015 Budget, with an additional £15million allocated for the initial round and £25million set aside for a second round that is now open for applications. The aim of the scheme is to allow works to take place that will ensure that the building is weather-tight,and prevent further deterioration of the fabric of the listed building.
Applications will need to be submitted by 26 February deadline.
Further information is available from: http://www.lpowroof.org.uk/
We have made some changes to the scheme, and amended our application form and guidance. As a result, any applicants who were unsuccessful during the first round and wish to be considered again will need to make a new application using the online application portal. The key changes are:
- The repair work should be identified in a recent condition survey as being needed within the next two years.
- We can now consider the repair of spire coverings such as shingles or tiles, in addition to roofs, tower roofs, cupolas, rainwater disposal and any associated repointing where it forms part of the roof repairs.
- We have allowed more room in the application form to explain the reasons for any restrictions in the accounts of the place of worship and to tell us about your opening arrangements.
- We have reduced the number of items that we have asked for in the supporting documents.