Utterby church project gets £26,342 from Big Lottery Fund Village SOS competition

FUNDS for the Heritage Project at St Andrew’s Church in Utterby have been boosted by an award of £26,342 from the Big Lottery Fund Village SOS competition.

The money will enable a toilet and a kitchenette to be installed in the church.

The ultimate aim of the village’s Heritage Project is to provide an exhibition of local history and heritage in the church and to offer involvement in heritage activities for all to enjoy.

The income raised through the project will help to provide these activities and also help to sustain the church for the future.

For the past 12 months a steering group of volunteers have been developing the project by fundraising, making improvements to the church yard and the church interior and by researching local history.

A temporary display of aspects of local history can be seen in the church.