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RGHT gets Charlton House conservation grant

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by rob, Jul 13, 2015.

  1. rob Administrator

    A press release here today from the Royal Greenwich Heritage Trust upon their first anniversary and also the announcement of a 35k grant to assist towards conserving Charlton House.

    Royal Greenwich Heritage Trust Celebrates Anniversary with Vital Conservation Grant

    The Board of Trustees of Royal Greenwich Heritage Trust is pleased to announce receipt of their first major grant award which comes as they prepare to celebrate their first anniversary as an independent charity.

    Formed in 2014, the trust has a number of ambitious projects planned to ensure that they fulfil their specific remit to care for Charlton House, as well as the Greenwich Heritage Centre and a number of memorials across the borough.

    In partnership with World Monuments Fund, Britain (WMFB) the £35,000 grant is supported by the Mellon Endowment Fund and will be used to fund an expert Condition Survey for Charlton House.

    Tracy Stringfellow, Chief Executive of Royal Greenwich Heritage Trust said “We are delighted to receive this grant on behalf of the trust. As we celebrate our first year as an independent charity, this funding will ensure that we can move on to the next exciting phase and will provide us with a better understanding of what repairs are needed in order to fulfil our vision for the restoration and future use of Charlton House”

    Set in acres of parkland, Charlton House is one of London’s best surviving Jacobean manor houses. It is open to the public and has a strong link to its local community, hosting a number of community events as well as weddings and celebrations.

    ‘Condition audits of heritage property require a different skill set to those on modern structures. We are very grateful for the support of WMFB and the Mellon Endowment Fund and look forward to beginning this exciting project’, said Len Duvall, Chair of RGHT.
  2. Alan Palmer Member

    So, essentially this money will pay for a survey to find out what work needs to be done? No doubt the report will show that a sum at least an order of magnitude larger than the £35K will need to be spent. I suppose it's a start.

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