Funding will pay for vital repairs to local church

A church in south east Northumberland has received a funding bosot of more than £18,000.

Stakeford Methodist Church has received £18,186 from SITA Trust to pay for building repairs and replacement of equipment.

Lindsay Barron, chair of the property committee, said: “There is a need to carry out urgent repairs to flat roof areas and upgrade the existing lighting system.

“The funding will ensure the buidling will be available for community use for many years to come.

“I have no doubt that without this funding from SITA Trust, we would find it very difficult to fulfil our commitment to the local community.

“We have pledged to provide a welcoming and safe facility for our local community and through our involvement with SITA Trust we are now able to continue with this commitment.”

Marek Gordon, chief executive office and chairman of the SITA Trust, added: “We are delighted to have been able to support this project through the Landfill Communities Fund.

“This important source of funding has been available since 1997, and has provided such worthy projects with more than £1.2bn of funding.”

The money available in the Landfill Communities Fund is given to projects that the SITA Trust believe enhance communities and enrich nature.