After much ‘toing’ and ‘froing’, and visits from a couple of organ builders, we have finally received a provisional cost for carrying out the work to renovate the Hill organ. And unfortunately, it is a substantial sum, maybe even as much as £200,000.
As a result of this, we have now been able to complete, and submit, a pre-application to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to request a grant to help to support this work. An initial reply from the HLF has been received indicating that they have received our submission and informing us that they will be back in touch with us by the end of this month. So fingers crossed that we get some positive news then as their decision will be crucial to helping us decide whether we are in a position to take the project. Your prayers for our work at this time would be very much appreciated.