At our AGM in March 2016 our Grants Secretary, Jeffrey Couzens, reported that since the last Trustees’ meeting Scopwick Church had been awarded a grant which had enabled them to complete roofing repairs and thus enable them to press on with proposals for re-ordering to provide a toilet, meeting room, access ramp and servery.
Ingoldsby Church had also been awarded a grant towards the installation of a new servery and storage cupboard because they had already been able to fund an associated, significant scheme of repairs and other improvements from other grant sources and their own resources, including a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. This whole project would enable the church building to become a significantly improved centre for village life.
It was also reported that during 2015 grants totalling £22.5 k had been awarded and a further £4k to date in 2016. 7 grant aided projects had been completed since the last report and a further 8 applications to the Trust were in progress.
Jeffrey reiterated that he will always encourage applicants to contact him, through the details given in the Contacts section this website, at as early a stage in their plans as possible for a discussion.