St Sylvester’s Church Repair Fund

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St Sylvester’s Church Renovation and Community Project, Chivelstone Parish, Kingsbridge

After many hours of work on the Heritage Lottery Fund application, we have been awarded the first round grant. As a result, we are now in a position to start setting up procedures to carry out the Heritage Lottery requirements in order to apply for Round Two.

We now have an Activity Plan Consultant, Christina Dixon and her partner Hilary Bracegirdle, who will start work with us on Friday 8 February. However, activities are one of the most important features to develop in order to progress to the Round 2 application with the Heritage Lottery Fund.

On Monday 11 February interviews will take place with two architects and we hope to be able to appoint one of them. Once an architect has been appointed they will be able to start working on the project. For instance, there will be multiple reports, drawings and plans, again in order to progress to the Round 2 application.

Permission to build a car park is in progress. The plans have been submitted to South Hams and we are just awaiting approval.

A few dates regarding our application for a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund:

4 November 2018 A press release was sent out to various newspapers, Sarah Woolaston, our local MP, and various other organisations – see the press release below.
3 November 2018  Mark sent out an email updating everyone regarding the current situation.
20 September 2018 We received notification that the Heritage Lottery Fund have awarded us a “first round pass” with a development grant of up to £39,300.00 (56% of the total eligible development work cost of £70,327.00) towards developing St Sylvester’s Church renovation and community project to Round 2 submission.
23 May 2018 Our application for a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund was sent.