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Peter Black welcomes £15 million roof repair scheme for places of worship


The Welsh Liberal Democrat Assembly Member for South Wales West, Peter Black has urged places of worship, including churches, mosques, temples, gurdwaras and synagogues serving Swansea, Neath, Port Talbot, and Bridgend to apply for a new £15 million fund available for the repair of roofs and guttering.

The UK Coalition Government announced the Listed Places of Worship Roof Repair Fund in the Autumn Statement and grants between £10,000 and £100,000 will be available to listed places of worship of all faiths and denominations across the UK, where roof repairs are deemed to be urgent and necessary.

Mr Black said:

 “Places of worship play a huge part in many people’s lives throughout our region, and this fund will help ensure some of our most significant buildings remain open as safe and sustainable places in our communities.

“It is important that places of worship across my region of South Wales West are aware of this new scheme and are able to take advantage of the extra money available.”

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Notes to editors

Applications for a grant must be made by midday on 30 January 2015, with awards to be allocated by the end of March 2015. Enquiries can be made by email to enquiries@lpowroof.org.uk or telephone 01392 223 979.

Further information about the scheme is available online by visiting www.nhmf.org.uk and clicking on the link to the Listed Places of Worship Roof Repair Fund.


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