The Government has awarded £59,000 to help maintain and repair St Piran’s Chapel in Trethevy.
The funding is part of the Coalition Government’s £30 million Listed Places of Worship Roof Repair Fund, which offers grants for churches, chapels and cathedrals to repair their roofs, gutters and stonework.
More churches across the country will be able to benefit from a further £25 million second round of funding, applications for which will open later in the year.
Local MP Dan Rogerson said:
“Churches and listed places of worship are an integral part of our heritage and of local life today, so it’s important that they are maintained and protected for future generations. This funding announcement is great news for this historic chapel and for the community in Tintagel.
“I hope that other churches and chapels in North Cornwall that would benefit from this funding will consider applying when applications for the second round of funding opens later in the year.”
Lib Dem Cornwall Councillor for Tintagel, Glenton Brown, commented:
“This is wonderful news and will help to protect St Piran’s Chapel for those who worship there as well as for the community and visitors to the area.”
Liberal Democrat Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander, said:
"I am delighted that the £59,000 of Government funding we have announced today for St Piran’s Chapel in Tintagel will help preserve this historic building and ensure the local community can benefit from it for years to come.
“Churches are at the heart of many local communities and that’s why the Liberal Democrats, as the only party of community politics, have secured this funding.”