Newcastle Cathedral receives government funding for chapel heating repairs

First published on: 29th October 2021

142 historic sites across England will receive grants worth £35 million through the government’s Culture Recovery Fund.

Funding will help bring heritage sites back to life by paying for vital repairs and major building programmes.

Of these historic sites, Newcastle Cathedral is set to receive the sum of £54,466.00 to go towards heating repairs for St George’s Chapel.

£4.3 million has been awarded directly to Church of England projects.

Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries said: “From local churches to ancient buildings and landscapes, the UK's unique heritage makes our towns, cities and villages stronger, more vibrant and helps bring communities together. 

“This latest funding - £35 million from our unprecedented Culture Recovery Fund - will help protect sites including Jane Austen's House and Hampton Court Palace for future generations and help them build back better from the pandemic.”

Duncan Wilson, Historic England’s Chief Executive, said: “Funding from the government’s Culture Recovery Fund is hugely welcome at a time when the people and organisations who look after our vast and varied array of heritage urgently need support to carry out essential repairs.

“Heritage is a fragile eco-system, with an amazing cast of characters who keep our historic places alive, with specialist skills that take time to learn and experience to perfect. These grants will protect their livelihoods, as they use their expertise to help our heritage survive.”

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