To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Heritage Lottery grants for listed places of worship can be used for (a) small-scale works of repair, and (b) preventative repairs.
The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) operates a number of funding schemes that support repairs to places of worship. The Your Heritage programme has, to date, awarded £11.55 million to places of worship. Of this figure, £4.96 million was spent on conservation and other building works, including small and preventive repairs, helping 236 places of worship UK-wide. Projects must meet the HLF's mandatory learning criteria, and repair work must be part of a wider project which helps people discover and participate in their heritage.
The repair grants for the places of worship programme, jointly funded by HLF and English Heritage, supports qualifying high level structural repairs costing a minimum of £10,000 and urgently needed within the next two years.