Heritage Lottery Fund Development Project March 2015

We have submitted our Final Payment Request/Completion Report to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the Development Phase of our restoration project. Once this report has been approved by HLF we can then put forward our Second Round Submission to obtain confirmation and release of the main HLF grant as the first step in allowing us to proceed with placing of orders.

Currently we are compiling the required supporting documentation to send with our application. The main document to be submitted is the tender for the work. We did receive the tenders for our roof and stonework repairs on 23rd January as requested. Thankfully several tenders matched our budget figures. As a result we held a meeting with one of these contractors to further check previous experience, current workload and the staff who would be allocated to our project. The remaining documentation to be submitted relates to the activities on our new church guide sheets etc. All this work has been completed in draft form as required ready for finalising in the next phase of our project.

We are also in the process of obtaining the necessary Faculty from Peterborough Diocese allowing us to go ahead with the work on our Grade 2 listed church building. At this stage we still believe that all the above approvals will be obtained to meet our target of starting work on site just after Easter with completion by the end of September.

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