Halifax Minster and Grimsby Minster are two of 445 heritage organisations that have been awarded grants from the first round of the Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage and the Heritage Stimulus Fund.
Across the country, 445 organisations will share £103 million to help restart vital reconstruction work and maintenance on cherished heritage sites, keeping venues open and supporting those working in the sector.
Grade I listed Halifax Minster has been awarded £124,000, which will enable roof repairs, high level masonry repairs and repointing, and the repainting and regilding of the clock faces on the tower.
Grimsby Minster will receive a £81,860 funding boost which will also be used for essential building improvements to the Grade I listed church. These include high level masonry repairs, renewal of parapet gutters and internal plaster work repairs. The church’s defunct boiler will also be replaced along with an eco-friendly zoned heating system.
Buttress worked with both Halifax Minster and Grimsby Minster to bring forward the successful applications and will now work with the churches to deliver the repairs.
The Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage and the Heritage Stimulus Fund is funded by the Government and administered by Historic England and the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Both funds are part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund which is designed to secure the future of Britain’s museums, galleries, theatres, independent cinemas, heritage sites and music venues with emergency grants and loans.