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Cllr Michael Mullaney welcomes £15million roof repair scheme for places of worship

January 2, 2015 7:55 PM

Cllr Michael Mullaney Lib Dem parliamentary spokesman for Hinckley and Bosworth has urged places of worship, in Hinckley and Bosworth to apply for a new £15million fund available for the repair of roofs and guttering.

The Coalition government announced the Listed Places of Worship Roof Repair Fund in the Autumn Statement and grants between £10,000 and £100,000 will be available to listed places of worship of all faiths and denominations across the UK, where roof repairs are deemed to be urgent and necessary.

Cllr Michael Mullaney said: "Places of worship play a huge part in many people's lives in Hinckley and Bosworth and this fund will help ensure some of our most significant buildings remain open as safe and sustainable places in our communities.

"I have contacted a number of churches in the Hinckley and Bosworth area about this and I would urge any church or other places of worship in Hinckley and Bosworth to consider applying for this new scheme and I hope that some of them will be able to take advantage of the extra money available."

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Applications for a grant must be made by midday on 30 January 2015, with awards to be allocated by the end of March 2015. Enquiries can be made by email to enquiries@lpowroof.org.uk or telephone 01392 223 979.

Further information about the scheme is available online by visiting www.nhmf.org.uk and clicking on the link to the Listed Places of Worship Roof Repair Fund.