CHURCH FOR TODAY
At King’s Church we are feeling really blessed as we have recently secured a generous £50,000 grant from Biffa Award; a multi-million pound fund that helps to build communities and transform lives through awarding grants to community and environmental projects across the UK, as part of theLandfill Communities Fund.The re-roofing project, which was awarded funding under Biffa Award’s Community Buildings theme, will ensure existing and future user groups meeting in a safe, warm and dry environment. The King’s Centre serves both the local community and church on a regular basis with activities for every age taking place most days.
The building which is over 150 years old is in need of an essential re-roof. This has been identified by the movement of slates, nail rusting and fatigue resulting in rotting timbers, plaster damage and water ingress. The user groups have seen the loosened slates and damage caused by the roof, and have written letters in support of the work being undertaken. Extensive consultation has been undertaken and conclusively confirms the positive impact the groups have within Little Lever with many recorded comments such as “We need the church to be safe so that they can continue the great work they do in the community.”
Since purchasing the building 18 years ago, we have carried out substantial repairs and upgrading of the building on a voluntary basis but recent surveys have confirmed that the roof needs a complete replacement.
Graham Kell, Senior Leader and Pastor of King’s Church said:
“This generous Biffa Award grant will accommodate and help secure community life in the heart and centre of Little Lever for this present and future generations.”
Ruth Seddon, Trustee and Treasurer said:
“This funding allows us to undertake essential major renovations to the roof, enabling us to continue to engage with the local community and be a centre point for a range of activities throughout the week.”
Gillian French, Head of Grants at Biffa Award said:
“We’re really pleased to be supporting such a great project, and to have the opportunity to help this buzzing community for years to come ”