£1 million to help preserve Tamworth Castle for future generations

tamworth castleTamworth’s most beloved and iconic landmark has been granted a cash boost of more than £1 million to ensure its future and strengthen its place in the town.

The medieval castle has been a symbol of Tamworth for hundreds of years – and thanks to a successful Heritage Lottery bid – announced weeks before the castle hosts the Staffordshire Hoard exhibition – major improvements can now go ahead.

“This is fantastic news for Tamworth, one of our priority areas for funding in the region,” said Anne Jenkins, head of the Heritage Lottery Fund for the West Midlands.

“The money will enable the council to greatly improve this nationally-important heritage site, so that it can continue to be enjoyed and learnt from by future generations.”

The Heritage Lottery Fund grant is just over £875,000 for a conservation and education programme at the Grade I-listed site, with the additional money for the £1.1 million project coming from Tamworth Borough Council (£275,000) and the Friends of Tamworth Castle (£10,000).

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