It has recently been announced that the new £15 million government-funded listed places of Worship roof repair fund is now up and running.

Those in charge of listed worship buildings are now able to apply for money to address any urgent roof repair work. Under the criteria, things that are considered include whether the building is safe to use, watertight and whether the building is currently used on a regular basis.

The fund is available to all faiths, and organisations can apply for grants from £10,000 up to £100,000 to meet the costs of the repair work. There are also sums made available for specialist roof reports and bat surveys if this is a necessity on the building.

The fund was launched in the Autumn Statement on Wednesday 3 December 2015. It is managed by the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) on behalf of the Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS).