On the 15th January 2016 the Second Church Estates Commissioner, Rt Hon Caroline Spelman MP, answered a written question on uptake of the church roof repair fund in Devon and Cornwall.
Mr Geoffrey Cox (Torridge and West Devon): To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what grants the Church Commissioners have given to churches in (a) Devon and (b) Cornwall from the Roof Repair Fund in each of the last five years.
Mrs Caroline Spelman
: The Listed Places of Worship Roof Repair Fund grants are distributed by the National Heritage Memorial Fund, on behalf of the Government. There has been one round of grants to date, announced in March 2015,
(a) 22 churches in Devon were offered grants totalling £1,199,700
(b) 7 churches in Cornwall were offered grants totalling £492,700.
A second round to distribute a further £25 million allocated by the Treasury is currently open, with applications closing on Friday, 26 February.