Rutland and Melton MP Alicia Kearns has welcomed a £44,139 boost to four local organisations so local faith heritage and culture can be protected in the months ahead.
To ensure they can retain staff and keep local faith heritage alive through the pandemic, PCC of Melton Mowbray Team Parish is set to receive £8,000, All Saints Knipton Parochial Church Council - £7,639 and St Egelwin Church Scalford - £19,800.
This money will restart construction and maintenance on cherished faith heritage sites to preserve visitor attractions and protect livelihoods for some of the most vulnerable heritage specialists and contractors in the sector.
Additionally, as part of the revenue funding delivered by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the District Church Council has been awarded £8,700.
These lifeline grants come from the Departure for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s (DCMS) £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund, which Ms Kearns has worked to deliver as a Parliamentary Private Secretary to DCMS.
Rutland and Melton MP, Alicia Kearns, said:
“ I’ve worked hard with my colleagues at DCMS to ensure this landmark fund is targeted in its delivery, and I’m simply delighted four cherished local faith heritage sites have been bolstered by such significant funding.
“These lifeline grants rightly recognise these organisation’s importance not only to our communities, but to our area’s heritage, so they can continue to define our skylines for years to come.”
Rutland and Melton has already benefitted from a huge £851,600 to safeguard local heritage and culture from the Culture Recovery Fund,
Alicia Kearns continues to work with her DCMS colleagues to deliver the Culture Recovery Fund.
The Rutland and Melton organisations that have received Culture Recovery Fund funding to date are:
- Stamford Shakespeare Company: £240,000
- Pinders Circus Limited: £50,000
- JRC Entertainments: £50,000
- Nevill Holt Opera: £85,000
- Rutland County Council: £264,200
- Leicestershire County Council: £77,000
- Change Agents UK: £73,600
- Symphotech LTD: £12,000
- DCC of St Mary’s Melton Mowbray: £8700
- PCC of Melton Mowbray Team Parish: £8,000
- All Saints Knipton Parochial Church Council: £7,639
- ST Egelwin Church, Scalford: £19,800