Richmondshire Building Preservation Trust (RBPT) Bid Unsuccessful
Regrettably, Richmondshire Building Preservation Trust (RBPT) has been unsuccessful in its bid from the £1.8 million funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
James Gravenor, who has been leading the team working to repair and repurpose Richmond’s Old Grammar School commented, “It is a great disappointment to hear that we have been unsuccessful in our bid to the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
I would like to thank all the volunteers who have worked very hard over the past two years to develop an excellent project and to raise the funds to help finance it. I would also like to thank the County, District and Town Councils for their help and the many people who have contributed funds. However, without the Lottery funding, we are unable to go ahead. We will refund anyone who has requested a refund and has donated £10 or more. We will use any non-refunded donations to support The Station and any other projects the Richmondshire Building Preservation Trust promotes or supports.
The Old Grammar School will remain in the ownership of the District Council and I wish the Council success in finding an alternative use for this wonderful building.”
The RBPT continues to run the highly successful Station Project in Richmond and will continue to work for the preservation of historic buildings in Richmondshire, including considering applications for small grants to help preservation projects of buildings at risk.