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First World War Centenary Cathedral Repairs Fund

Volume 587: debated on Monday 27 October 2014

I am today publishing the list of successful bidders to the second round of the First World War Centenary Cathedral Repairs Fund.

The £20 million Fund, which was announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer at Budget 2014, enables cathedrals to undertake urgent repair work. Cathedrals are powerful symbols of Britain’s shared history and are especially important as the nation comes together to commemorate the centenary of the first world war.

Decisions on funding allocations are taken by an expert panel which considers the grant applications against the published criteria for the scheme and decides which cathedrals should receive funding. The panel is chaired by Sir Paul Ruddock and includes senior figures from English Heritage, the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Church of England and the Catholic Church, as well as church architects, architectural historians and grant giving experts.

I am pleased to confirm that the panel has decided to allocate funding of almost £8.3million to 31 cathedrals in the second round. These are as follows:

Details of the cathedral grants

Cathedral

Denomination

Funding

Project

Arundel

Catholic

£200,000

Repairs to south side windows

Birmingham St Chads

Catholic

£227,000

High level repairs

Blackburn Cathedral

CofE

£314,251

High level repairs

Bradford

CofE

£349,479

Repairs to State Gate

Bristol

CofE

£184,000

Replacement boilers

Canterbury

CofE

£150,00

Repairs to north west transept

Chelmsford

CofE

£268,622

Repairs to tower

Chester

CofE

£300,000

High level works and emergency lighting

Chichester

CofE

£100,000

Replacing roof to south-east transept

Clifton (Bristol)

Catholic

£600,000

Roof repairs

Coventry

CofE

£216,265

Repairs to crypts

Ely

CofE

£392,060

Repairs to south transept

Exeter

CofE

£277,547

Repairs to Chapel of St Andrew and St Catherine

Hereford

CofE

£300,000

Repairs to roofs

Lancaster

Catholic

£15,000

Replacement electrical distribution board

Lincoln

CofE

£300,000

Repairs to north-west transept triforium roof

Liverpool Anglican

CofE

£275,000

Repairs to Lady Chapel and nave roof

Manchester

CofE

£225,000

Roof replacement/reinstatement

Newcastle

CofE

£155,572

Repairs to library roof

Norwich

CofE

£491,000

Works to north clerestory and presbytery

Peterborough

Catholic

£88,433

Repairs to Old Baptistry Gable

Portsmouth

CofE

£594,783

Repairs to tower and south transept

Rochester

CofE

£153,000

Repairs to roof

Ripon

CofE

£354,617

Repairs to north transept and east elevation

Sheffield St Marie

Catholic

£270,528

Repairs to spire

Southwark (St Georges)

Catholic

£167,000

Repairs to parapets

Truro

CofE

£500,000

Repairs to nave and nave aisle roof

Wakefield

CofE

£220,000

Repairs to lead roof of quire and nave

Wells

CofE

£160,000

Repairs to north nave aisle roof

Worcester

CofE

£250,316

Repairs to east window

York Minster

CofE

£200,000

Repairs to Camera Cantorum Stonework stonework and roof

Total Amount

£8,299,473

The panel will meet again in February 2015 to take decisions on applications to the third and final round of the First World War Centenary Cathedral repairs fund.