The Church of St Margaret’s Benefactors

The church’s Quinquennial Inspection Report in 2015 identified a number of major issues. Despite the PCC’s best efforts income had not kept pace with the scale of work required and the accumulated repairs had become urgent.

With the help of our architect Nicholas Warns an application was submitted to the Heritage Lottery Fund. A first stage grant of £31,500 was awarded in October 2016 to carry out initial investigative work and obtain the necessary permissions. Match funding from a variety of sources covered the shortfall and enabled the project proceed.

A second stage application was submitted to the Heritage Lottery Fund in October 2017 with the successful awarding of £217,000 in November 2017.

The PCC is indebted to Treasurer Angela Phipps, whose determination, skill and hours of work have propelled the project forward.

Click here to read more about the phases of the grant

Listed below are the grant awarding charities and voluntary organisations:

We are very grateful to the Heritage Lottery Fund without whose
help the project would never have happened.
We are grateful for the support and generosity
given to us once again by the Norfolk Churches Trust.
The Bishops of Norwich's Fabric Fund has helped us
reach our final target on the shortfall on the project.
Swannington in Bloom has supported the church over a number of years.
We would like to thank all the villagers for their hard work.
We wish to thank the trustees for the
support they have always given the church.
We would like to thank the Trustees of Allchurches
Trust for their help in reducing the shortfall.