To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport which bell towers have received grants from public funds in the last 12 months.
Funds are available from public sources to support repairs to bell towers where they are part of listed places of worship. Such support includes the Listed Places of Worship Scheme and the one-off Department for Culture, Media and Sport capital grant scheme for 2012-13. Funding is also available from English Heritage, the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and the £56 million DCMS, HLF and Arts Council England “Catalyst: Endowment” Fund.
Data are not available about the amounts disbursed specifically for works to bell towers or the location of bell towers that have benefited.