The MOST LOVED historic buildings in our area will benefit from a £35m stake.
Methodist Church of St Saviourgate, York, as part of the Government’s Cultural Recovery Fund; Cawood Castle near Selby, Everingham Chapel near Pocklington and Scampston Hall near Malton will receive cash for vital repairs at each site.
For a total of £774,936, the Methodist Church at St Saviourgate offers £419,500 split between four local sites; Cawood Castle £131,088; Everingham Chapel will receive £145,030 and Scampston Hall will receive £79,318.
The money is managed by Historic England on behalf of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).
Culture Minister Nadine Dorries said: “From local churches to old 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 Cultural Recovery Fund – will help preserve sites for future generations, including Jane Austen’s House and Hampton Court Palace.”
Duncan Wilson, Chief Executive of Historic England, said: “At a time when individuals and organizations looking after our vast and diverse heritage urgently need support to make essential repairs, funding from the government’s Cultural Recovery Fund is highly welcomed. Heritage is a fragile eco-system with expert skills that take time to learn and perfect to experience, and amazing characters that keep our historic sites alive. These grants will protect their livelihoods as they use their expertise to help our heritage survive.”