Karl McCartney MP has welcomed the Government’s announcement today that Lincoln Cathedral is one of those cathedrals across England that will receive a share of over £8million for urgent repairs in the second round of grants from the First World War (FWW) Centenary Cathedral repair fund.
From Arundel to York, 31 cathedrals across England will now be able to fix leaking roofs, repair stained glass windows and spires, and carry out many other important works, making the total number of cathedrals receiving funding through the programme 46.
The fund was announced in Budget 2014, and set up in April this year in recognition of the powerful symbol our cathedrals are of Britain’s shared history, as well as the significant role they will play throughout the commemorations of the centenary of the First World War.
Karl McCartney MP commented: “These announcements are fantastic news for our English cathedrals and will ensure we repair and preserve them appropriately across the Country. I am, of course, particularly delighted that our own beautiful and historic Cathedral in Lincoln will now receive a grant of £300,000 for repairs to its north west transept triforium roof. Lincoln Cathedral is an important part of our community and brings people to our historic City now as it has done for many centuries. I will carry on working with Lincoln Cathedral and the local community in my Constituency to ensure that we continue to maximise our influence within our Conservative-led Government and benefit from funding streams such as these.”
For further information, please contact Karl McCartney MP at firstname.lastname@example.org / 020 7219 7221.