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Lincoln Cathedral awarded £1m for restoration work

By PWhitelam_LE  |  Posted: June 20, 2012

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Lincoln Cathedral has been awarded £1 million which will help plan for future repairs of the towers.

The place of worship and tourist attraction has won the money from the Heritage Lottery Catalyst Fund under the Catalyst Endowment Scheme.

The endowment must last for 25 years and the cathedral has to match-fund the award to receive the full grant, with the money raised by 2016.

The Cathedral Chapter sees it as an ideal way to plan for the significant challenge which the repairs of the towers will present in about 25 years' time.

Cathedral Chief Executive, Phil Hamlyn Williams, said: "The Chapter was delighted at the news of the award and looked forward to  working with the HLF over possibly the longest project we have ever undertaken.

"We do however need to ensure that this fundraising does not interfere with the more immediate fundraising for the turrets, the east end and then the Chapter House – all of which are on our immediate programme of need."

The programme is a joint initiative between the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, Arts Council England and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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  • Gnome_Chomsky  |  June 20 2012, 9:13PM

    Sounds like quite a delicate balancing act - to raise money for an 'immediate programme of need' while still managing to salt away a million pounds to match the HLF cash. The Cathedral has been there for several hundred years - surely it will survive another four to enable priority for the money needed to release this funding?

  • hornet68  |  June 20 2012, 3:29PM

    Sarcasm really is wasted on some people.

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  • Roadscource  |  June 20 2012, 2:01PM

    "and also brings hoardes of tuoristas" Yes and not just from Mexico either !

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  • hornet68  |  June 20 2012, 12:47PM

    sell a couple of Red Arrows....that would sort it!!

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  • Imbecile1208  |  June 20 2012, 12:25PM

    £1m?! are they mad?! Dont' they realise the cathdreal is something thats enjoyed by some people and also brings hoardes of tuoristas to the city and we all no they dont spend money?!?!?!??! how can they justify this think of all the crutches for blind lepers this could by!!!111!!111eleven

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