Press release

54 historic places of worship restored thanks to government pilot scheme

The Taylor Review pilot scheme, a £1.8 million scheme to help listed places of worship, has provided grants towards repairs at 54 historic buildings since launching in September 2018 until March 2019.

Taylor Review building

As well as providing vital funding, the Taylor Review pilot scheme also provides advice, guidance and financial support to listed places of worship of all faiths and denominations in Greater Manchester and Suffolk in order to build a sustainable future for these important historic buildings.

Thanks to this scheme, maintenance and urgent repair works have been brought forward by congregations who may have previously been unable to afford such works to keep buildings stable and weatherproof.

Work is already underway on a number of other projects as the pilot enters its final year.

Read the interim findings in full here.

Published 13 January 2020