Church of England Diocese of Lichfield Hamstall Ridware

Historic England grant awarded

15 Nov 2020, 8 p.m.

The PCC are delighted to announce that they have been selected as one of the recipients of a grant under the Covid-19 Emergency Heritage at Risk Response Fund, launched by Historic England and almost quadrupled thanks to the Culture Recovery Fund, to cover maintenance and repairs urgently needed on historic buildings and sites up and down the country.

St Michael and All Angels is one of 74 organisations nationally receiving grants of up to £25,000 from the fund – and is the only church in Staffordshire to benefit.

The grant is for £16,425 towards the £26,320 costs involved in replacing the lead stolen in recent months from the aisle roofs. Without this grant and the speed of its making we would have seen the ravages of the winter cause further damage to the Grade 1 listed building which celebrated its 900<sup>th</sup> anniversary this year.

It is hope that work will start before the end of November 2020 and will be complete by the end of January 2021.

All buildings and sites identified as falling within the Heritage at Risk category by Historic England were eligible to apply for funding under this scheme which is made possible by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport – #HereForCulture tagging @dcms, @HeritageFundUK and @HistoricEngland

It is impossible to overstate our gratitude.