The National Churches Trust is to lead a new project to support historic places of worship in Northern Ireland.
Funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the Pilgrim Trust, the Department of Communities and the National Churches Trust, the project will run over three years. Treasure Ireland includes a grants fund which will offer between £500 – £10,000 for repairs and maintenance to prevent fabric deterioration that if left unchecked often leads to larger problems, expensive to repair.
The project also aims to increase the number of people visiting Churches in Northern Ireland for days out or as part of a holiday. At least 100 Churches will be added to the National Churches Trust’s Explore Churches website providing visitors with a one stop digital gateway into discovering the architecture and history of Northern Ireland’s religious heritage.