£75,000 grant will fix Winterton church leaks
All Saints' Church in Winterton is set to benefit from a £75,000 grant.
The grant, awarded by not-for-profit company WREN, is part of the WREN Heritage Fund launched in 2010, which helps to protect listed buildings and structures of historical importance.
WREN awards grants to community, conservation and heritage projects within a 10-mile radius of landfill sites, from funds donated by FCC Environment to the Landfill Communities Fund.
All Saints Church has parts that date back to before 1100. It survived the English Civil War and was a silent witness to the 17th century Winterton riots.
WREN's grant will fund important work to stop rain water leakage in several parts of the roof and the replacement of defective rainwater goods.
Peter Cox, managing director of WREN, said: "Buildings like this are part of the country's rich history and we must ensure they remain intact for future generations."
Robin Shawyer, from All Saints Church, said: "Preserving the building is so important and will benefit the wider community enormously.
"As well as being used by two congregations for services, the church is right in the centre of the town so regularly holds coffee mornings and concerts, making the funding really beneficial for all."