Grant awards for four churches

Four churches in the Archdiocese of Liverpool will benefit from a total of £232,200 to address urgent roof repairs. The Archdiocese successfully applied for the grant through the Government-funded Listed Places of Worship: Roof Repair Fund.

Saint Anthony of Egypt in Scotland Road will receive £48,600 towards a total project cost of £86,658 for roof repairs and new gutters. Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Toxteth will get £58,500 out of a total project cost of £103,944, again for roof repairs and new gutters. Our Lady of Reconciliation in Vauxhall will receive £51,000 out of a total project cost of £90,657 for reroofing of the side aisles and general repairs, and Our Lady Immaculate and Saint Joseph in Prescot is to scoop £74,100 out of a total project cost of £131,574 for replacement of the main roof.

The grant money is part of a wider funding package of £22.9 million for 401 historic places of worship across the United Kingdom and is administered by the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) on behalf of the Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS).

The Fund was open to organisations, trusts and congregations of all faiths and denominations with the responsibility of looking after a listed place of worship. To be eligible for funding, buildings were required to be listed and used for public worship.