Delight at £2m grant funding for Oakham Castle

Rutland County Council leader Roger Begy, left, and culture and leisure manager Robert Clayton, right, celebrate securing a �2m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund with Oakham Castle staff Richard Allen, Jayne Williams and Linda Healey. Photo: Alan Walters EMN-140608-114705001

Rutland County Council leader Roger Begy, left, and culture and leisure manager Robert Clayton, right, celebrate securing a �2m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund with Oakham Castle staff Richard Allen, Jayne Williams and Linda Healey. Photo: Alan Walters EMN-140608-114705001

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A total of £2m of grant money will be used to restore the historic Oakham castle and introduce an exciting events programme.

The Heritage Lottery Fund accepted a joint bid from Rutland County Council, Oakham Town Council and the Friends of Rutland County Museum and Oakham Castle on Friday last week.

The money will be used to carry out extensive restoration work, put in place an events programme and allow the castle to host re-enactments and living history. The work will be led by a project board formed by the organisations who submitted the bid.

 

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