HERITAGE LOTTERY FUND We are delighted to announce that the ten documents totalling 375 pages delivered to the HLF South West office in Exeter on May 31st. last year were worth the effort. Costed plans for all the physical work, and for our future visitor-related activities were included – the HLF had to be convinced that the project is deliverable, is viable in the longer term, and that there will be benefits to the community and visitors. After all, it’s public money.
HLF people visited us in early September, and we heard of the positive outcome in late September. More formalities and paperwork followed but we now have ‘Permission to Start’.
The Coker Rope & Sail Trust is very grateful to the following organisations for their support which has made possible the extensive restoration work already carried out, and which continues:
South Somerset District Council
Somerset County Council
The Carpenters Fellowship
Architectural Heritage Fund
The Headley Trust
Industrial Buildings Preservation Trust
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Association for Industrial Archeology
South West Museum Development Programme
Heritage Lottery Fund
Click HERE for short film made by the Architectural Heritage Fund which features Dawe’s twineworks (3 minutes in) and the straightening of the ropewalk structure