Lottery funding to help maintain historic churches

Church maintenance will save on future repair costs Credit: Granada Reports

The Diocese of Carlisle is supporting a three year project, launched to help maintain Cumbria's historic churches.

The 'Maintenance Cooperatives Project' will be run by the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB), funded through the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The aim is to create a network of volunteers across the county to allow people to develop skills in the repair and upkeep of their places of worship.