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Veolia Environmental Trust grant given to St Philip's Church on Ash Bank Road, Werrington

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: February 17, 2014

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A PROJECT to repair the leaky roof at a Staffordshire Moorlands church has won a grant of almost £20,000.

St Philip's Church, on Ash Bank Road, has received the cash from from The Veolia Environmental Trust. We have awarded The Parochial Church Council of St. Philip's Church a grant of £19,884 towards the work.

The grant of £19,884 was awarded at the body's quarterly board meeting, when 77 grants totalling almost £2.5 million were awarded to community and environmental projects across the UK.

The trust, set up in 1997, provides grants through the Landfill Communities Fund and in the last five years has awarded £486,546 to projects in Staffordshire. It will now work with the church to finalise the details of the project, including its start date, and get it up and running as soon as possible.

The Reverend Sue Goodwin, of St Philip's, said: "This grant is fantastic news. It means we can push the project forward and start work on the much-needed replacement of our roof."

Executive Director of The Veolia Environmental Trust, Paul Taylor, added, "This is a great start to 2014, both for us and the projects we have awarded grants to.

"This scheme will give a new lease of life to the church, benefiting the community of Werrington, and I look forward to seeing it start and take shape."

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