[Bell Historians] Heritage Lottery Funds

David Bryant david at b...
Tue Nov 2 11:09:59 GMT 2004

> A PCC near here has just received a very generous grant from Heritage 
> Lottery for the full restoration of their bells. The PCC Treasurer 
> is now claiming that local labour cannot be used to reduce the costs 
> as Heritage Lottery will not allow the use of volunteer labour in 
> projects it supports.

Unless these are new guidelines, I don't think it's right. Certainly, I know of a church in Somerset where the bells were augmented and rehung for the millennium with lottery funding and the work was done by one bellhanger and a group of volunteers, thus saving money.

Do the regulations perhaps state that work must be carried out by suitable professionals, and this has been misread to mean that locals cannot assist a professional?



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