The Diocese of Lincoln Transformation Panel have approved our grant application for the full amount. Our project leader Peter de Voil says, “This means another £5,000 will be added to the £10,000 from HLF, which should enable us to get detailed and costed advice from the two experts we plan to employ. That process is ongoing: we have to meet the consultant appointed by HLF next week to discuss the job specifications, which then have to go back to HLF for approval, then to the Diocese for implementation.”
Since being awarded the £10,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund and a further £5,000 from the Lincoln Diocese’s Transformation Fund, PPIY, a firm of architects from York with considerable experience of working with mediaeval churches and preparing HLF bids, has been appointed to produce options for the reordering of the church. Jim Grevatte has also been appointed as heritage consultant. He has already worked at Woolsthorpe and is passionate about Newton. They will work between now and December to come up with costed and approved proposals to enable us to move forward and apply for more substantial grants from HLF and elsewhere to get the project off the ground.