Nicholas Warns is on the register of ‘Architects Accredited in Building Conservation’ (AABC) and is therefore qualified to be the lead professional in projects applying for grant aid from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) or other grant awarding bodies.
The Heritage Lottery Fund Grants for Places of Worship (HLFGPoW) is the main source of money for Church repairs, until 14 August 2017. After this date, the Heritage Lottery Fund Grants for Places of Worship (HLFGPoW) will no longer exist and will be replaced by a new Heritage Lottery Fund Grant scheme – details are still awaited.
Before submitting an application, the scope of work and full costs must be worked out and agreed. To be eligible for a grant, the work must have been identified in a recent Quinquennial Inspection Report as being necessary and urgent and needing to be undertaken within 2 years.
Nicholas Warns is an Inspecting Architect for:
- Diocese of Norwich
- Roman Catholic Diocese of East Anglia
- Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich
- Diocese of Ely
- Norfolk Churches Trust
- Norwich Historic Buildings Trust
He has over 20 years experience of undertaking Quinquennial Inspections and writing Addendum Reports.
In addition, Iain Walker is an Inspecting Architect for the Diocese of Norwich and the Roman Catholic Diocese of East Anglia, with 15 years experience of undertaking Quinquennial Inspections and writing Addendum Reports.
Both are supported by the technical team and can advise and assist in the whole Heritage Lottery Fund Application process.
“Thank you for all the great help and support you have given to Gissing in our HLF ‘journey’ towards making the church structurally sound again!!”
Gissing Church PCC