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Trinity House, Newcastle upon Tyne hosts Award Ceremony for Heritage Skills Initiative

Wednesday afternoon, 3rd February, saw the Corporation of Trinity House, Newcastle upon Tyne kindly hosting the local award ceremony and presentation of the EU Prize for Cultural Heritage/Europa Nostra Award 2015 to NECT's Heritage Skills Initiative.
We were delighted that the Lord Lieutenant of Tyne and Wear was able to join us for the event, along with representatives from the North East Historic Environment Forum, Funders, participants and demonstrators who had been involved throughout the project.

More information can be found on Europa Nostra's website here

group of people receiving award
Capt Healy talking to audience

Grist to the Mill

Warwick Bridge Corn Mill project receives £1,379,300 for new lease of life

North of England Civic Trust (NECT) is excited to announce that it has been awarded a grant of £1,379,300 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) towards its ambitious £2m project for the historic corn mill in Warwick Bridge.

NECT is also very grateful for the support of the Architectural Heritage Fund throughout the development period for this project and beyond. Their help and shared vision for the future of this last unrestored corn mill in Cumbria has been crucial in getting us to this point.

The support of Cumbria County Council through the local ward councillor's budget is also welcome as this will allow our education programme to commence in advance of the physical works to the building.

Corn Mill Funding update

December 2015. In addtion to the funding that is confirmed below, we have been awarded £15000 funding through Cumbria Waste Management Environmental Trust
October 2015
We are delighted to report that the Garfield Weston Foundation and the Headley Trust have offered us grant support for the project, bringing us closer to our £2m total.
We have also been offered funding through Historic England which is enabling some temporary protection work to commence on site, before the hibernation period for the protected wildlife comes into effect at the start of November. Our thanks to all those who have supported us so far.

Grdae II* listed Warwick Bridge Corn Mill

The mill as seen today has remained almost unchanged as part of the village and its life since the 1840s, though it can trace its origins back to the era of the Doomsday Book. Its future has been uncertain, so this lifeline support from HLF is the essential catalyst NECT has been hoping for. The project will bring the mill back into full working order as both an asset for the community and its local economy.

For the full press release and links to media coverage please see our news page.

Anniversary Celebrations continue

man with bowlAs well as 2015 being the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Trust, it is also the 20th year that the Director has been in post. Earlier this summer, the Trustees took the opportunity to present Graham Bell with a commemorative bowl, created by local glass artist Jane Charles. The Trustees and staff look forward to working with Graham for many more years to come.