We are delighted to announce that St Edmunds, Hardingstone, is to receive £9,000 from the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund to help us recover and reopen for heritage, cultural events and wellbeing activities based in the church. The funding will enable significant improvement to the access, appreciation and enjoyment of the important heritage of the church, engaging many more people to care about ensuring its future sustainability.

Part of the grant is for the opening of a wellbeing café, offering a range of activities, specifically to encourage wider participation and community cohesion. Two further grants have been awarded towards this project by Northampton Borough Council from the small grants and the councillor community funds, that will enable extension of the wildlife project and other outdoor activities in the churchyard.

Hardingstone Church is very grateful for these generous awards. #HereForCulture @dcms @HeritageFundUK @HistoricEngland