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Re: £15m for churches

Government £15 million roofs scheme for vulnerable listed church buildings
- application closing date 12 noon, 30 January 2015

In his Autumn Statement the Chancellor announced a special £15 million fund for the repair of roofs and rainwater goods on vulnerable listed church buildings, but application deadlines are very tight and you will need to give this matter your URGENT ATTENTION if you wish to apply for funding.

The scheme is being administered by the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) and information is available on a dedicated website – www.lpowroof.org.uk – where you can download application forms and guidance. The grant application form and requirements are quite detailed, so please do not delay!

Each parish will be responsible for submitting its own application but you will also need to let the Diocese know (through the DAC Office) if you are applying as it is being asked by the Fund administrators to summarise those churches most in need: dac@salisbury.anglican.org , tel.01722 438654 or write to DAC Office, Church House, Crane Street, Salisbury SP1 2QB.

Please provide outline details of proposals, estimated costs and an indication of where the need for repairs was identified (this is most likely to be the church’s Quinquennial Inspection Report).

Parishes must include in their application to the Fund a letter from the DAC indicating its ‘in principle’ support for proposals. Contact the DAC office to obtain this letter and include the details of proposals, as above. Allow sufficient time for this (by mid January is advisable) to ensure you receive your letter in time to meet the fund application deadline.

Parishes also have to provide a letter of support from the Archdeacon with their application and this can be obtained via the DAC office too. Please allow sufficient time for this (mid January is, again, advisable).

The Church Buildings Council has very recently advised on eligibility requirements:

  • Cases where the church has been offered statutory (e.g. English Heritage) or lottery (e.g. Heritage Lottery Fund) funding, or have funded works underway, cannot apply
  • Parishes cannot apply if they have an HLF/ EH grant application under consideration. Although they can withdraw in order to apply for the Roof Repair Fund, this is generally inadvisable. Please speak to your Grant Support Officer if you are in any doubt
  • Applicants should be aware that churches which have recently benefited from funding can apply, but are likely to be considered as a lower priority (by the grant givers) in the assessment process – but please do not let this deter you from applying.

Unfortunately, it appears that lead theft victims are also ineligible, but the diocese is questioning this. Please be assured that the CBC is using this as an opportunity to pursue the matter of insurance capping with Ecclesiastical Insurance.

Any updates will be posted at the top of this page.


If you have a DBS check, you need to make sure it is less than 5 years old. If your CRB/DBS disclosure certificate is dated before June 2010 and you do not have a more current check, please contact your local verifier. Alternatively, email Heather Bland [heather.bland@salisbury.anglican.org] or Mrs Alex Weedon [alex.weedon@salisbury.anglican.org].

Dementia Workshops
Healthwatch Wiltshire is holding regular workshops in the New Year for people interested in dementia services. Experiences and feedback will be shared with the people who provide those services. Click here for dates and info.
Inquiries and bookings to the Healthwatch Wiltshire team: ring 01225 434218 or email them via info@healthwatchwiltshire.co.uk.

Erskine Muton Trust Fund
The closing date for applications from Dorset parishes wishing to apply for grants from the next distribution from the Erskine Muton Trust Fund is Friday 30 January 2015. Grants are available towards the cost of works to church buildings located in Dorset. Further details and an application form are available by emailing Elizabeth Wallis [elizabeth.wallis@salisbury.anglican.org] or calling 01722 438665.

Labelled for Life
Is an A5 booklet to support and empower families in managing the influence of marketing and the media on their children. £2. Details
Email Mothers’ Union [mu@themothersunion.org] or ring 020 7222 5533

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