New arrangements for extended Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme.
DCMS and HM Treasury have consulted on the new extended Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme (LPWGS), which is due to come into force from 1 October 2012.
The Cathedral and Church Buildings Division of the Church of England has pressed for a simple scheme, including monthly payouts and the option to carry forward any unused funding - from the £42m available annually - to future financial periods, to refund repairs in categories which have been excluded by the new arrangements (ie: clocks, bells and organs).
The Government intends to publish the details of the new scheme at the end of July. To see more on the LPWGS click here.