Truro Cathedral has awarded £20,000 from the government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to help fund repairs during the coronavirus pandemic.
Lifeline grants from the Culture Recovery Fund are designed to protect heritage sites and ensure that jobs and access to culture and heritage in local communities are protected during the months ahead. The funding Truro Cathedral has received will be used for essential stonework repairs needed for the South-West tower.
Grants of up to £25,000 are being allocated to cherished heritage sites, like Truro Cathedral, across the country to cover urgently needed maintenance and repairs. This vital funding comes from a part of the Culture Recovery Fund called the Heritage Stimulus Fund and is administered on behalf of the government by Historic England.
As well as rescuing precious heritage buildings in need, the injection of cash will protect livelihoods for some of the most vulnerable heritage specialists and contractors working in the sector.
Sean O Neill, Chief Operating Officer at Truro Cathedral said: “This funding is a real boon for us at a time when our income is significantly depleted. Even when the nation is under lockdown the cathedral still needs maintaining, preserving, and keeping safe. Our resources are under more pressure than ever before and being enabled to undertake costly works such as these is a real lifeline with the funding covering much of the cost of this important repair.”