We are delighted to have received a second round grant of £1,918,500 from the Heritage Lottery Fund for The Fratry Project. This award comes at the end of 5 years’ careful work to shape plans for an extension to the Fratry and to develop the Cathedral’s teaching and learning work. The extension will provide easy physical access to both levels of the Fratry building as well as a new space for hospitality and catering, Work on site should begin early in 2018 and the building should be completed by summer 2019.
The Dean of Carlisle, the Very Reverend Mark Boyling, said, “We’re delighted that we have received this support from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The Cathedral is open and active every day of the year and we need the right facilities if we are to meet the needs of the many people from the city and far afield who come to this mustsee location with a message. It is good to know that we will be able to reach more people in new ways.”
Nathan Lee, Head of Heritage Lottery Fund North West said: “This is an important project which the Heritage Lottery Fund is delighted to be able to support. Lottery players’ money will be put to excellent use by the Cathedral, which will as a result be able to offer better facilities and opportunities to engage with heritage, for both local people and visitors to this wonderful city.”
Read the press release in full here.