Therese Encourages Churches to Bid for Grant Funding for Roof Repairs

Therese is encouraging churches to apply for grant funding set aside by the Government to pay for the repair of church roofs.

Therese said: "As part of the Chancellor's recent Autumn Statement the Government have created a new £15m fund for the repair of church roofs. Suffolk has almost 500 medieval churches and some of them are in need of urgent repairs appearing on the Heritage at Risk register. This scheme has the potential to make a significant difference and I encourage churches to make an application."

Applications for grants between £10,000 and £100,000 can be made. Forms and more details of how to apply can be found at The deadline for submissions is 30 January 2015.