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Stamford, Bourne and Deepings heritage shares £50,000 boost from InvestSK

Heritage projects across South Kesteven have received a funding boost of almost £50,000.

InvestSK, the economic growth and regeneration company owned by South Kesteven District Council, has made the payments as part of its Heritage Alive! programme.

Projects to benefit include £4,500 for the Deepings Community Library. £4,000 will support the redevelopment of the foyer of the library and create a community information point. £500 will also help fund a historic day experience for local school children featuring professional historical re-enactors.

InvestSK (4864830)
InvestSK (4864830)

St Guthlac’s Church in Market Deeping receives £2,000 for the church to produce a film detailing the restoration of its historic church organ. This follows the church, with support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, raising £80,000 to restore the organ and offer educational and training.

Bourne Arts and Communities Trust receives £4,000 to fund urgent structural repairs to Wake House. The Grade II listed building on North Street, Bourne, was the birthplace of Charles Frederick Worth, the founder of Haute Couture. The trust provides facilities for more than 70 community groups who use the building.

Bourne Baptist Church receives £3,500 towards urgent repairs to the windows and front door of the grade 2 listed church.

The Grimsthorpe and Drummond Castle Trust in Grimsthorpe receives £4,000 to restore and repair three derelict and decaying 18th century shepherd’s huts and produce interpretation materials.

St Martin’s Church Conservation Trust in Stamford receives £2,199 to restore a Victorian lantern on the church porch.

St Andrew’s Church in Rippingale receives £4,000 to add to the £40,000 raised by the community to fund urgent reports to the church roof.

InvestSK chief executive Steve Bowyer said the grants will support a range of charities, community groups and places of worship in the district. He was also pleased some funding will help finish off some community schemes.

SKDC leader Coun Matthew Lee (Con) said: "It is vital that we support these projects to preserve the district’s legacy for future generations and that is why the council has made this funding available through InvestSK.”

To apply in the next round of funding go to www.heritagealive.co.uk

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