A Church of England News Release.
Listed Churches in need of vital repairs are to benefit after the Government announced the extension of a grant scheme.
The listed places of worship grants scheme (LPWGS) is to be extended by the Treasury for a further year until March 2021.
The scheme pays grants equal to the VAT incurred on repairs such as urgent structural work and new roofs, reducing the fundraising burden on churches and congregations.
Churches and cathedrals are responsible for fundraising for their own repairs. They contribute £220m a year to the economy and collectively run around 33,000 social action projects.
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