Historic Churches Support Officer
The Historic Churches Support Officer for the Diocese is Becky Burrows. She can be contacted for any queries; from quick phone conversations to on-site visits. She works closely with, but separately from, the DAC. Whether it's guidance on gutters, or grant application advice, Becky is available to support you as you care for your church.
The role of Historic Churches Support Officer allows every parish access to advice, support and encouragement as they engage with their church building. Three key areas of support are as follows:
Maintenance: assistance developing a maintenance plan, direction on general maintenance work, or for resources such as maintenance calendars or training days.
Fundraising: Becky can help you to develop a fundraising strategy, access up to date information regarding charitable trusts and advice on how to apply for grants.
Heritage: contact Becky for historical information, insight into the art and architecture of your building, advice on interpreting your church through guide books or guided tours, or for other ways of developing your building's heritage potential.
The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has launched its new Grants for Places of Worship (GPOW) scheme. This new funding opportunity replaces the scheme formerly adminstered by English Heritage. As before, it is available to listed places of worship seeking to undertake urgent, high-level repairs; however, the new scheme also makes available an additional 15% of the total project costs for improvements to facilities, such as heating and lighting, and interpretation, such as guidebooks.
Address: Historic Churches Support Officer, Edward King House, Minster Yard, LN2 1PU
Telephone: 01522 50 40 48
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Events and Activities - part II
Guide to Chancel Repair Liability - NEW
HLF Grants for Places of Worship - Application Guidance - NEW
Interpreting Your Church
Opening Your Church
Repairs and Alterations
Statement of Need - part I
Statement of Need - part II
Statement of Significance - part I
Statement of Significance - part II
Top Ten Tips for Churches
'Your Church, Your Visitors' Survey