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Will Jones
 National Lottery Awards open for public nominations

Have you been inspired by a truly outstanding project that has received a grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund? Did the project:
- transform heritage
- have a hugely beneficial impact on the surrounding community
- make life better for the people who have taken part?

If so, you can help to recognise its success by nominating it for a National Lottery Award! Nominations close on 30 April. This is a great opportunity to draw attention to excellent work in churches that has benefited from lottery funding. Please follow the link below.

  Website:  National Lottery Awards

Will Jones
 CBC Grants Deadlines

The next round of CBC grants for a wide range of sculptures and plate closes on 7 May. Applications are invited for church plate, listed churchyard structures, monumental brasses and decorative metalwork, monuments, textiles, wooden architectural furnishings. Full details and application form online via link below.

The next round of grant applications for organs closes on 13 May.

  Website:  CBC Grants page

Ryan Finnegan
 Churchyard Faculty Forms

Please ensure that when applying for a Faculty for grave space reservations, memorials or disinterments that you use the most recent version of the petition form.

The Registry receives numerous petition forms which are out of date which can result in them being delayed. The most up to date versions of the forms can be found on the diocesan website by clicking the link below.

  Website:  www.dioceseofcoventry.org/churchyards/Memorials

Claire Strachan
 Church Projects A-Z: new training for churchwardens

We have collaborated with Birmingham Diocese on an ambitious series of training sessions aimed at PCCs who are embarking on large church building projects. Church Projects A-Z comprises of 3 days, each focused on a different stage of the process - Developing your Vision, Project Planning, & Project Delivery. We are delighted to have some excellent & knowledgeable speakers working with us on this project!
The first session is taking place on May 17th at Birmingham Diocesan office.
Refreshments & lunch are provided but spaces are limited to 20 per Diocese so book early using the weblink below, or contact Claire Strachan for more information.

  Website:  www.cognitoforms.com/Cofebirmingham/ChurchProjectsAZ
  Email:      Claire Strachan