Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Hexham Abbey success!

I have just had offical confirmation of some very good news. The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) have given Hexham Abbey a confirmed grant of £1.8million! For over 1300 years Hexham Abbey has been a special place of learning, worship and refuge. HLF’s grant will focus on acquiring and conserving the Grade I listed Carnaby building - a former monastic building that sits within the Abbey grounds – and giving it a new long-term use. This site will enable the Hexham Abbey Heritage Group to put on a varied programme of community and visitor activities including a series of talks, guided tours, new exhibitions and open days helping to shed light on the Abbey’s long and intriguing history.   Hexham Abbey is at the heart of the local community and this project will give people the chance to get involved through a range projects. The grant from HLF will make a huge difference. For more information about the scheme see below: http://www.hlf.org.uk/news/Pages/Investmentforthreeambitiousheritageprojects.aspx