A church near Boston is among the first in the UK to benefit from a new £15 million fund for roof repair, it has been announced.
The Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, in Frampton, is to receive £46,300 through the Government’s Listed Places of Worship: Roof Repair Fund.
This fund was set up after the Chancellor of the Exchequer committed £15 million of funding in 2014. After the programme opened for applications the significant demand resulted in the Chancellor committing a further £40 million to the scheme in the 2015 Budget.
Some 49 churches in Lincolnshire applied for the initial scheme.
The first awards have now been announced, with 12 sums heading to Lincolnshire.
The others are:
All Saints Church, Tealby - £51,700
St Nicholas Church, Cabourne - £52,100
St Genewys Church, Scotton - £13,100
The Church of St Firmin, Thurlby - £20,100
The Church of St Vincent, Burton By Lincoln - £34,100
St John the Baptist, Scampton - £78,200
All Saints, Haugham - £40,600
St Peter’s Church, Claypole - £46,700
The Parish & Priory Church of St James, Deeping St James - £51,900
St Andrew’s Church, Sausthorpe - £90,300
St Mary’s Church, Horncastle - £83,600