What Funding to Grade 1 Church buildings has been given within West Sussex?

David Freeman made this Freedom of Information request to The National Lottery Heritage Fund

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Dear Heritage Lottery Fund,

I ask these questions under the FoI Act 2000 relating the Grade 1
Church buildings located within West Sussex.

1. How much money in grants have been awarded to Grade 1 listed
CHURCH buildings within the West Sussex area in each of the last 10
years.

2. Assuming monies have been awarded to qualifying churches, please
name the churches, the amount, and the year in each case. Also, if you have any details as to what the grant was for then please could you provide that as well.

3. How many Grade 1 Churches in the West Sussex area have been
refused grants in each of the last 10 years, and were those
churches given any specific reason for the request being turned
down, eg too much asked for, already been granted monies within the
last 10 years? Or other applicable reason.

Yours faithfully,

David Freeman

Dear Heritage Lottery Fund,

Please can you confirm that you have received my 27th March request, re-attached below for your reference.

Thank You

Yours faithfully,

David Freeman

27th March Request
Dear Heritage Lottery Fund,

I ask these questions under the FoI Act 2000 relating the Grade 1
Church buildings located within West Sussex.

1. How much money in grants have been awarded to Grade 1 listed
CHURCH buildings within the West Sussex area in each of the last 10
years.

2. Assuming monies have been awarded to qualifying churches, please
name the churches, the amount, and the year in each case. Also, if
you have any details as to what the grant was for then please could
you provide that as well.

3. How many Grade 1 Churches in the West Sussex area have been
refused grants in each of the last 10 years, and were those
churches given any specific reason for the request being turned
down, eg too much asked for, already been granted monies within the
last 10 years? Or other applicable reason.

Yours faithfully,

David Freeman

David Maynard, The National Lottery Heritage Fund

Dear Mr Freeman

I am writing to confirm receipt of your request under the Freedom of
Information Act.   Some of the information you have requested is held in
our archives and thus it is taking us some time to collate the information
required, hence the delay in responding to you.   We will be responding to
your request very shortly.

If you have any questions in the meantime, please do not hesitate to
contact me

Best wishes

David

David Maynard

Deputy Secretary to the Board

Heritage Lottery Fund

7 Holbein Place

London SW1W 8NR

Phone: 020 7591 6019

Email: [1][email address]

Website: [2]www.hlf.org.uk

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Charlotte Dodgeon, The National Lottery Heritage Fund

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Dear Mr Freeman,

 

Thank you for your enquiry of 27 March concerning funding to Grade 1
Church buildings located within West Sussex.

    

1.       Our primary vehicle for funding places of worship is the Repair
Grants for Places of Worship scheme (RPOW), which is administered on our
behalf by English Heritage. Under that scheme, we have awarded £
1,627,357  to 15 Grade 1 listed church buildings within the West Sussex
area over the last 10  years. The attached table sets out the names of
the  churches, the amount awarded and the year of the award, as well as a
description of what the grant was awarded for. (see above)           

          

2.       Under the RPOW scheme, 15  Grade 1 Churches in the West Sussex
area have been refused grants in each of the last 10 years.  There were a
range of reasons for rejection. In the majority of cases, there was less
financial need for a grant than that demonstrated elsewhere. In some
cases, the works were less urgent than others within the batch; in others
the work applied for was not eligible, and in one case the work had
already started. 

 

Having looked into our records of grant applications and funding from the
main HLF grant streams (Your Heritage and Heritage Grants) we have found
no record of applications from Grade I listed churches in West Sussex
since 2002.

 

Funding through these HLF grant streams can cover conservation work, but
also requires applicants to focus on learning and participation outputs,
such as new interpretation or volunteering opportunities.

 

I hope that that give you the information you require, but please don’t
hesitate to contact me should you wish for more details.

 

Yours sincerely

    

Charlotte Dodgeon

 

 

Charlotte Dodgeon

Programme Manager, RPOW & THI

Heritage Lottery Fund

7 Holbein Place

London SW1W 8 NR

Direct Dial: 020 7591 6064

Email: [email address]

 

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Dear Charlotte Dodgeon,

Thank you for providing this (all) the information I requested. It is very much appreciated.

Yours sincerely,

David Freeman